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April 30, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Louisiana-Based Home Healthcare Company Amedisys to Pay $150 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Amedisys, Inc. and its affiliates have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government in order to settle allegations of fraud and misconduct. According to statements revealed earlier this month, the Department of Justice settled with the home healthcare and hospice provider after uncovering several years’ worth of improper […]
April 25, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Pfizer Unsuccessful in Avoiding Off-Label Marketing False Claims Act Case

In a recent False Claims Act case involving the mental health drug Geodon, Pfizer reportedly lost its bid to have the case dismissed after unsuccessfully arguing, among other claims, that relators failed the “first-to-file” and “public disclosure” requirements contained within the language of the FCA. Specifically, the FCA precludes whistleblowers […]
April 21, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Detroit-Area Physician Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud and Violations of the False Claims Act

When a physician, hospital, or pharmaceutical company engages in fraud against the U.S. government, it is not uncommon for the defendant to face additional penalties and sanctions beyond mere repayment of taxpayer dollars. For example, Medicare fraudsters may face incarceration and probation for engaging in this type of crime – […]
April 15, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

American Family Care Inc. to Pay $1.2 Million to Settle Medicaid and Medicare Fraud Claims

In its latest efforts to combat Medicare fraud, the Department of Justice recently announced a $1.2 million settlement with an Alabama-based walk-in clinic. American Family Care, Inc. has agreed to the settlement after allegations of upcoding and fraudulent invoice practices surfaced when a whistleblower filed a qui tam lawsuit against […]
April 14, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Duke University Health System to Pay $1 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The world-renowned Duke University School of Medicine operates out of three area hospitals owned by the Duke University Health System. According to a recently-unsealed False Claims Act filing in the federal District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina, several of its billing practices allegedly violated the FCA and […]
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