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April 13, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Robinson Health System to Pay $10 Million to Settle Illegal Kickback Allegations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio recently negotiated a $10 million settlement with Robinson Health System amid allegations of illegal kickbacks. The defendant is a health system management company, which operates a non-profit entity in Portage County, Ohio. The settlement comes on the heels of several […]
March 25, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Florida-Based Recovery Home Care Pays $1.1 Million to Settle Kickback Claims

There are three laws in place to address the impropriety of doctor kickbacks: the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law. These are three pieces of federal legislation enacted to punish and deter intentional fraud involving taxpayer funds. In the context of healthcare fraud, the acts are […]
March 24, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Physician Settles False Claims Act Accusations Regarding Kickbacks From CareFusion

In a recent False Claims Act settlement between Dr. Charles Denham and the federal government, officials have revealed details of an alleged kickback scheme involving Dr. Denham and the medical corporation known as CareFusion. The case was brought to light following an extensive whistleblower investigation by the Department of Health […]
March 13, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

Illinois Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Several Fraud Charges Involving Unlawful Kickback Schemes

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice settled a major kickback case involving the pharmaceutical giant Teva Pharmaceuticals. As you may recall, Teva Pharmaceuticals was alleged to have offered lucrative kickbacks in the form of “consulting fees,” vacations, and other incentives to psychiatrists and treating physicians in exchange for their […]
March 10, 2015 Healthcare Fraud

AstraZeneca Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving Unlawful Kickbacks

Known as the “purple pill,” AstraZeneca’s Nexium is a breakthrough drug targeting the symptoms of acid reflux disease, including painful and damaging esophageal burning and pain. However, according to recent allegations revealed in a Department of Justice press release, the company may have gone to too far to ensure its […]
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