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February 13, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Dental Clinic Sea Mar Health Center Settles False Claims Act Allegations

The Washington Attorney General’s Office lauded its 2015 recovery of $3.35 million on behalf of state taxpayers and the state Medicaid program. In today’s case, we explore a 2015 recovery involving the nearly decade-long overbilling scheme alleged to have been perpetrated by a Seattle-area dentists’ office regularly treating both pediatric […]
February 12, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

False Claims Act Defendant Loses Bid to Overrule Oral Settlement Agreement

As we have explored in the past, many False Claims Act lawsuits end in a negotiated settlement between the relator/whistleblower, federal government, and defendants alleged to have committed fraudulent acts of misconduct against U.S. taxpayers. The terms of the settlement – which almost always include a clause disclaiming any liability […]
February 4, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Trans-Star Ambulance Services Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $948,000

Healthcare fraud is a rampant problem in the United States. Each year, the False Claims Act proves integral in recovering billions of dollars from wayward hospitals, management corporations and physicians. Under the False Claims Act, individuals known as whistleblowers (or relators) can file their own lawsuit on behalf of the […]
February 3, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Florida Dermatology Office Settles False Claims Allegations for $3 Million

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has reached a false claims settlement agreement with a popular Orlando-based dermatology clinic known as Associates in Dermatology. The lawsuit was filed by three former employees of the clinic who had firsthand knowledge of the type of fraudulent misconduct occurring […]
February 2, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Nason Medical Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $1 Million

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking fiscal year 2014, the U.S. government continues to pursue and prosecute costly and wasteful healthcare fraud. In today’s case, we explore the facts of a situation occurring in the South Carolina-based Nason Medical Center. The center, located in Charleston, is alleged to have […]
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