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June 29, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Connecticut Doctor Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud

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 geriatric care. The physician, who has been practicing medicine for over 40 years, is alleged to have instructed his staff and billing […]
May 14, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

UPDATE: DaVita Health Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud for $495 Million

On the heels of its recent $350 million illegal kickback settlement with the Department of Justice, Denver’s DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has opted to set aside another $495 million to settle additional claims under the False Claims Act involving fraud against government health insurer Medicare. The claims arose thanks to […]
May 11, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Medical Center of Central Georgia to Settle Allegations of Illegal Upcoding for $20 Million

Illegal billing practices are one of the most common components of a False Claims Act lawsuit. Oftentimes, healthcare facilities engage in years’ worth of fraudulent billing practices before a courageous whistleblower comes forward with allegations of misconduct. At that time, the federal government may opt to intervene in the matter […]
May 5, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Florida Fertility Clinic Settles Upcoding Allegations With Department of Justice

The Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine (JCRM) recently settled with the Department of Justice amid allegations it billed the government for fertility services at rates above and beyond those allowable under TRICARE guidelines.
May 4, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Health Labs Agrees to Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims

In yet another case of healthcare fraud, Richmond, Virginia-based Health Diagnostics Laboratory and Alameda, California-based Singulex, Inc. have agreed to pay a combined $48.5 million to settle allegations of rampant False Claims Act violations. The case involves two issues under the False Claims Act. First, the labs are alleged to […]
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