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November 27, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Medical Device Manufacturer Biotronik Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $4.9 Million

Biotronik, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle claims it unlawfully engaged in kickback schemes and prohibited financial arrangements in violation of the False Claims Act and its terms forbidding kickback schemes pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid patients. The company settled with the Department […]
November 18, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Dignity Health Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case for $37 Million

Healthcare fraud is one of the most detrimental – and costly – forms of fraud, as it not only could increase premium rates for innocent policyholders, but can even compromise the quality of patient care. One of the most common forms of healthcare fraud involves illegal “upcoding” or unnecessary admittance […]
November 11, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

DaVita Healthcare Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Staggering $350 Million

DaVita Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of kidney dialysis services, has agreed to pay $350 million following a qui tam lawsuit and investigation by the Department of Justice. According to the allegations, the Denver-based corporation – which operates centers in 46 states and the District of Columbia – […]
October 29, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Extendicare Health Services Inc. to Pay $38 Million to Settle FCA Allegations Involving Substandard Care

One of the most alarming forms of healthcare fraud involves the provision of substandard care and the subsequent billing for that care to government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Under applicable laws, a medical facility or skilled nursing entity can expose itself to False Claims Act liability for failing to […]
October 28, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Kentucky Cardiology Group Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $380,000

In a recent announcement by the Department of Justice, two London, Kentucky-based cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to settle claims of improper financial relationships with nearby St. Joseph Hospital – including unlawful kickbacks and allegations of financial inducements for referrals. Under the False Claims Act and federal Stark Law, […]
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