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Courts Considering Concept of Inflated ‘Risk Adjustment Scores’ Under the False Claims Act

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rely on provider-reported ‘risk adjustment scores’ to calculate appropriate reimbursement rates. According to a report published by the Center for Public Integrity, as many as six separate whistleblower lawsuits have been filed since 2010 alleging inflated ‘risk adjustment scores’ submitted to [...]

By | 2018-03-25T14:58:53+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Securities and Exchange Commission Joins False Claims Act Investigation Against KBR

Over the past year, we have examined a False Claims Act case against one of the largest military contractors in the world: Kellogg, Brown & Root. Known as KBR, this firm has been awarded over $40 billion in government work throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, primarily for logistical support. In an ongoing lawsuit filed [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:32:28+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Military Contractor Fraud|

Shell Oil Company Pays to Settle Allegations of False Claims for Environmental Clean-Up

In a recent case out of Massachusetts, oil giant Shell has agreed to pay $4 million to the Commonwealth in order to settle claims it improperly billed for environmental cleanup services. We have reported in the past on the importance of state-level false claims acts, which often work to supplement the efforts of the federal [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:04:45+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Environmental Fraud|