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November 25, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Houston-Based One Step Diagnostic Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case for $2.6 Million

Houston-based One Step Diagnostic, which operates several medical imaging diagnostic centers around Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $2.6 million to the federal government in order to settle claims it engaged in unlawful kickbacks and inappropriate financial relationships in violation of the False Claims Act and federal Stark Law. The […]
August 18, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Infirmary Health, Inc. Agrees to Pay $24.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

In a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice late last month, Mobile, Alabama-based Infirmary Health, Inc. has agreed to pay over $24 million to settle claims it engaged in unlawful kickback schemes and fraudulent conduct in violation of the False Claims Act. The allegations specifically address unlawful […]
June 19, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Recently-Unsealed Healthcare Fraud Case Reveals Whistleblowers Not Always Former Employee; Competitor Files Suit

It is often believed that in order to satisfy the False Claims Act’s “original source” requirement, one must be a former employee, patient, or colleague of the alleged fraudulent party. However, as today’s case illustrates, a whistleblower can be anyone – including a competitor. In a case unsealed late March […]
May 26, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Florida Health System to Pay $7 Million to Resolve Violations of Stark Law

As we have discussed in the past, the federal Stark Law often intersects with the False Claims Act. In a recent case out of Florida, All Children’s Health System (ACHS) has agreed to remit $7 million to both the state and federal governments following allegations of Stark Law violations and […]
April 21, 2014 Healthcare Fraud

Detroit-Area Physician Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud and Violations of the False Claims Act

When a physician, hospital, or pharmaceutical company engages in fraud against the U.S. government, it is not uncommon for the defendant to face additional penalties and sanctions beyond mere repayment of taxpayer dollars. For example, Medicare fraudsters may face incarceration and probation for engaging in this type of crime – […]
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