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April 22, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Florida Dermatologist Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $26.1 Million

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced one of the largest False Claims Act settlements with an individual, resolving allegations that a Florida dermatologist was performing medically unnecessary surgeries on Medicare patients and participating in an illegal kickback scheme.  Dr. Steven J. Wasserman, whose practice is in Venice, Florida, agreed […]
April 19, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Cardiologists Sue Citizens Medical Center Over Illegal Kickback Scheme

Citizens Medical Center, a Texas-based hospital, has been sued by three physicians who claim that the medical center paid illegal kickbacks to multiple staff physicians. Their allegations are now being investigated by the federal Office of Inspector General. The lawsuit was filed by Victoria cardiologists Drs. Dakshesh “Kumar” Parikh, Harish Chandna and […]
April 18, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks and Medicare Fraud at Sacred Heart Hospital

Federal authorities raided Sacred Heart Hospital this week, arresting four doctors and two executives at the West Side hospital in what is being called a “far-reaching” Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme. Almost $2 million in Medicare reimbursement payments were immediately seized from various bank accounts that are related to the […]
April 17, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Amgen to Pay United States $24.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

A California-based biotechnology company recently agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit for $24.9 million. Amgen Incorporated is accused of paying illegal kickbacks to multiple long-term care facility pharmacy providers in return for switching their Medicare and Medicaid patients over to Amgen’s anti-anemia drug Aranesp. According to the Department […]
April 11, 2013 Healthcare Fraud

Doctor Convicted in $77 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

After just an eight-week jury trial in New York, a Staten Island doctor was convicted in relation to one of the most elaborate and sophisticated Medicare fraud schemes the country has ever seen. Dr. Gustave Drivas, a medical doctor licensed in New York, worked for a clinic in Brooklyn that […]
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