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

Ohio’s Robinson Health System agreed to a $10 million settlement over illegal kickbacks to physicians. Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:02:02+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Physician Settles False Claims Act Accusations Regarding Kickbacks From CareFusion

A California-based healthcare consultant recently joined in a settlement along with two of his corporations to conclude a lawsuit alleging undisclosed kickbacks.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In a recent False Claims Act settlement between Dr. Charles Denham and the federal government, officials have revealed details of an alleged kickback [...]

By | 2018-03-26T08:58:16+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

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

An Illinois psychiatrist has pled guilty to several criminal charges stemming from a 2014 False Claims Act settlement involving drug maker Teva and the powerful schizophrenia drug clozapine.Image source: Wikimedia Commons In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice settled a major kickback case involving the pharmaceutical giant Teva [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:59:40+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

AstraZeneca Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving Unlawful Kickbacks

Delaware-based AstraZeneca recently paid over $7 million to settle claims it engaged in kickback schemes involving its best-selling “purple pill” known as Nexium.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Known as the “purple pill,” AstraZeneca’s Nexium is a breakthrough drug targeting the symptoms of acid reflux disease, including painful and damaging [...]

By | 2018-03-25T12:37:09+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Bone Growth Stimulator Manufacturer Biomet Inc. Settles Allegations It Defrauded the Government

New Jersey-based Biomet, Inc. has agreed to pay $6.07 million to settle False Claims Act allegations involving kickbacks pertaining to its bone growth stimulator products. Under the False Claims Act, any medical device manufacturer, drug company, hospital, or medical professional may face possible liability if Medicare or Medicaid patients are [...]

By | 2018-03-25T13:40:44+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

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

Two Kentucky cardiologists and a nearby hospital have agreed to settle allegations of kickbacks and unlawful referral arrangements.Image source: Wikimedia Commons 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:27:45+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Tennessee’s Meridian Surgical Partners to Pay $5.12 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit

A Tennessee-based surgical center management group has paid over $5 million to settle claims of improper kickbacks.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Brentwood, Tennessee-area surgical center management company Meridian Surgical Partners has agreed to pay a total of $5.12 million to settle allegations of healthcare fraud. Healthcare fraud continues to [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:56:37+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Department of Justice Takes Aim at Physician Investors in Anti-Kickback Crackdown

The Department of Health and Human Services is beginning to crack down on physician-owned distributorships, which, usually, involve unlawful kickbacks. We recently reported on the government’s decision to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit against spinal surgeon Aria Sabit, which involved allegations of medically unnecessary spinal fusion [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:36:30+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Fox, Rx Loses False Claims Act Bid Against Omnicare, et al.

Repeat offender Omnicare, a nationwide pharmacy services organization, was recently pitted against Fox, Rx, a Medicare Part D program sponsor, in a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging several counts of fraud involving government healthcare programs. Unlike the liability faced by Omnicare in several other lawsuits, it was able to avoid [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:28:58+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Omnicare|
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