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December 19, 2014 False Claims Act Information

5 Reasons the False Claims Act Is Essential for Fighting Fraud

The False Claims Act is an integral piece of legislation designed to incentivize integrity and honesty. It is a multi-faceted approach to exposing, eliminating, and deterring fraud – with many important benefits for plaintiffs. The following explores some of the reasons why the False Claims Act is one of the […]
December 12, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Controversial Staten Island Doctor Settles Medicare Fraud Case for $2.35 Million

In November 2014, a New York City physician – known infamously for asking Beatles member George Harrison to sign a guitar on his deathbed – agreed to settle a Medicare fraud lawsuit. Dr. Gil Lederman, who agreed to pay $2.35 million to settle the False Claims Act allegations, has categorized […]
December 4, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

CareAll Companies Agree to Pay $25 Million in False Claims Act Settlement

In yet another instance of costly and wasteful healthcare fraud, CareAll Management, LLC has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve allegations of illegal upcoding and falsification of information on official requests for reimbursement. In the context of healthcare fraud, the False Claims Act is triggered whenever an invoice is […]
December 3, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Visiting Nurse Service Settles Alarming Long-Term Healthcare Fraud Allegations

For individuals in need of long-term care (i.e., a permanent stay in a nursing home), the options are to either self-fund the monthly charge or to apply for Medicaid benefits. As Medicare does not cover long-term care, patients in need of this vital service must be eligible by showing financial […]
November 28, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Netherlands-Based Organon, Inc. Settles Healthcare Fraud Claims for $34 Million

The False Claims Act is not limited only to domestic instances of fraud against the government. To the contrary, companies headquartered in other countries are routinely targeted for fraud investigations, including a recent False Claims Act case against a Netherlands-based drug company now owned by the more familiar corporation Merck. […]
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