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Stryker Pays $80 Million to Resolve Allegations of Healthcare Fraud

A subsidiary of the Stryker Corporation has agreed to pay $80 million after pleading guilty to marketing and selling certain knee replacement products without government approval. The OtisMed group, which manufacturers “cutting guides” used to achieve a perfect incision and implantation during knee replacements, has refused to admit any sort of wrongdoing in the [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:43:45+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Healthcare Fraud|

Massachusetts Attorney General Files Charges Against Nursing Home Owner for Medicaid Fraud

The Attorney General of Massachusetts has filed charges against another nursing home operator for Medicaid fraud. Carolyn Wetterberg is accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid over $600,000 for services that were never provided. Carolyn Wetterberg, was co-owner and manager of Wetterberg Nursing Homes, which operated the Pond View Nursing Facility. Located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Pond [...]

By | 2018-09-12T16:05:02+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Adventist Health System Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit for $14.1 Million

A federal False Claims Act lawsuit was recently settled with Adventist Health System and its affiliated hospital, White Memorial Medical Center. The qui tam suit, which contains allegations that Adventist Health paid illegal kickbacks, was originally filed by two Los Angeles physicians. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Adventist Health agreed to pay the [...]

By | 2018-08-21T14:29:53+00:00 May 7th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Owner of Drug Treatment Centers Charged with Medicaid Fraud and Illegal Kickbacks

Within an industry created specifically to help those suffering from opiate addiction, the owner of multiple Massachusetts-based drug treatment clinics has been charged with six counts of Medicaid fraud and an illegal kickback scheme involving eight sober houses. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore allegedly defrauded the state’s public health insurance [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:43:08+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Orange Community MRI at Center of Illegal Kickback Scheme in New Jersey

The Department of Justice recently made 14 arrests related to an extremely lucrative illegal healthcare kickback scheme operated out of New Jersey. During a short two-month undercover investigation, authorities recorded at least 32 illegal kickbacks being paid out to various medical professionals. The payments ranged from $200 to $5,820 and were handed out on a [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:39:17+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Florida-Based Pharmacy Owner Sentenced for Illegal Kickbacks and Medicare Fraud

A Miami-based pharmacy owner was sentenced to 168 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud and illegal kickback scheme. Jose Carlos Morales, the co-owner of Pharmovisa, Inc. and PharmovisaMD, plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay illegal healthcare kickbacks. According to [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:55:44+00:00 April 23rd, 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 incident. […]

By | 2018-07-31T14:30:56+00:00 April 18th, 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 apparently operated under three separate [...]

By | 2018-08-01T15:19:20+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|

Shocking Medicare Fraud Trial Comes to an End as Participants are Sentenced

The owners and operators of a Miami-based mental health clinic and the facility itself were recently convicted for participating in a wide-reaching Medicare fraud scheme. The mental health facility, Biscayne Milieu, submitted more than $50 million in fraudulent invoices to Medicare. The defendants were convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and conspiracy to offer [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:11:49+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|
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