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August 26, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Medical Device Manufacturer NuVasive Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The publicly-traded company known as NuVasive, Inc. has agreed to pay $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently induced doctors and healthcare professionals to overbill government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The company, which is based in California, is known for its design, manufacture, and sale of products used in complex […]
August 25, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Pediatric Services of America Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $6.88 Million

Under the False Claims Act, sins of omission are punished just as severely as sins of commission, and Pediatric Services of America can attest to this fact. Known as reverse false claims, failing to properly reimburse programs like Medicare and Medicaid for known overpayments is considered equivalent to overbilling and […]
August 20, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Tennessee Hospital Agrees to Settle Allegations of False Billing and Unlawful Practices

Of the various ways in which healthcare providers can violate the False Claims Act, ordering medically unnecessary procedures – particularly those involving the cardiac system – are considered particularly egregious. As opposed to illegal upcoding or kickback schemes, the performance of medically unnecessary procedures actually places patients directly in harm’s […]
August 19, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Government Accountability Office Alerts Congress to Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Issues

In fiscal year 2014, American taxpayers footed a $554 billion dollar bill for Medicare and Medicaid – two programs that, while essential in nature, are exceedingly strapped for resources. As one of the hallmark goals of the False Claims Act, authorities have worked diligently to ensure providers are billing correctly […]
August 13, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Berger Montague Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Involving AstraZeneca, Cephalon, & BioGen, Inc.; Secures $55 Million on Behalf of Taxpayers

As one of the leading and most successful whistleblower law firms in the United States, Berger Montague is pleased to announce its involvement in a $55.5 million settlement involving three major players in the pharmaceutical industry. This past July, Berger Montague announced the settlement against AstraZeneca, Cephalon, Inc., and BioGen, […]
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