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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

KBR operates military logistics all over the world and is one of the largest supporters of the U.S. military, arranging for housing and food for troops stationed across the globe.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Over the past year, we have examined a False Claims Act case against one of the largest military contractors in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T01:08:18+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|