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Walter Investment Management Corporation Settles Mortgage Fraud Case for $29 Million

Walter Investments has agreed to pay $29 million to settle allegations it falsely certified residential reverse mortgages as compliant with HUD guidelines.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In yet another mortgage fraud case, Walter Investment Management Corporation (Walter Investment) has agreed to pay over $29 million to resolve allegations it [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:50:56+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Mortgage Fraud|

Maryland’s ‘Educational Affiliates’ Agrees to Pay $13 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Educational Affiliates is a for-profit company specializing in post-secondary education opportunities. It is alleged to have admitted unqualified or ineligible students using financial aid funds. Federal Student Financial Aid is the largest provider of funding for American college students in the United States. These funds have paid approximately [...]

By | 2018-03-26T06:02:16+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Education Fraud|

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

The Regional Hospital of Jackson has agreed to pay $510,000 to settle allegations it engaged in medically unnecessary cardiac procedures and false billing. Of the various ways in which healthcare providers can violate the False Claims Act, ordering medically unnecessary procedures – particularly those involving the cardiac system [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:42:09+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

VMWare Settles FCA Allegations for $75 Million Following Five Year Investigation

Software company VMWare has agreed to pay $75 million to settle claims it engaged in illegal price-fixing misconduct.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Government contract work can be extremely lucrative, providing companies with a regular stream of income and dependable job security for their employees. Accordingly, the risk for rampant [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:55:10+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Contractor Fraud|

Indianapolis Health Network Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $20 Million

Indiana’s Community Health Network has agreed to settle claims it intentionally overbilled Medicare and Medicaid for procedures at ambulatory surgery centers.Image source: Wikimedia Commons When it comes to reimbursement for surgical procedures, Medicare and Medicaid maintain strict guidelines with regard to the location of the surgery and whether [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:02:44+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Hamilton Healthcare Accused of Allowing Excluded Practitioner to Treat Medicare and Medicaid Patients

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Hamilton Healthcare has agreed to settle allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. As a healthcare practitioner, permission to work with Medicaid and Medicare participants can be an extremely lucrative area of practice. For many physicians working in areas with an aging or low-income demographic, government healthcare [...]

By | 2018-03-27T02:28:06+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Vanguard Health Systems Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $2.9 Million

Tennessee-based Vanguard Health Systems recently opted to settle extensive allegations of healthcare fraud for nearly $3 million. Vanguard Health Systems, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, is accused of committing a number of violations under both the False Claims Act and the Stark Law, including illegal billing practices, [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:28:22+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Connecticut Doctor Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut recently announced a $218,000 settlement against a Ridgefield, Connecticut, geriatric physician. In a small but mighty settlement against an experienced Connecticut physician, the Department of Justice recently exposed significant fraud and upcoding schemes within a Ridgefield office specializing in [...]

By | 2018-03-25T14:35:36+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|
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