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September 30, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc. to Pay Millions in False Claims Act Settlement

A Maryland-based, not-for-profit skilled nursing corporation, known as Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, Inc. (EMA), has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the federal government to settle allegations it defrauded Medicare by making false claims for reimbursement on behalf of patients within several of its facilities. EMA, a nursing home management […]
September 29, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Tennessee’s Meridian Surgical Partners to Pay $5.12 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

Brentwood, Tennessee-area surgical center management company Meridian Surgical Partners has agreed to pay a total of $5.12 million to settle allegations of healthcare fraud. Healthcare fraud continues to reign as the top-grossing area of recovery under the False Claims Act, and the Department of Health and Human Services – in […]
September 26, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Department of Justice Takes Aim at Physician Investors in Anti-Kickback Crackdown

We recently reported on the government’s decision to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit against spinal surgeon Aria Sabit, which involved allegations of medically unnecessary spinal fusion operations in exchange for kickbacks from the Reliance Medical Group. In a simultaneous and related event, the Department of Justice filed its […]
September 24, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Neurosurgeon Facing False Claims Act Liability Following Unnecessary Spinal Implant Procedures

It’s another instance of healthcare fraud involving the federal Medicare and Medicaid systems. A prominent California neurosurgeon, his associates, and their distributorship network – Reliance Medical Systems LLC – are facing significant possible liability under the False Claims Act for engaging in unnecessary procedures in order to pad revenue. The […]
September 15, 2014 Omnicare

Fox, Rx Loses False Claims Act Bid Against Omnicare, et al.

Repeat offender Omnicare, a nationwide pharmacy services organization, was recently pitted against Fox, Rx, a Medicare Part D program sponsor, in a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging several counts of fraud involving government healthcare programs. Unlike the liability faced by Omnicare in several other lawsuits, it was able to avoid […]
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