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

One Step Diagnostic, a diagnostic imaging company, has agreed to pay over $2 million to settle allegations of unlawful kickbacks.Image source: Wikimedia Commons, user Personalo 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:45:23+00:00 November 25th, 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:54:25+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

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

A recent healthcare fraud case filed in the Northern District of Indiana alleges Stark Law and FCA violations against a physician by his competitor. 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:45:36+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

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

In-home nursing services are reimburseable by Medicare, provided a treating physician signs off on the necessity of the service. A Detroit-area physician was recently prosecuted by the Department of Justice for fraudulently certifying the need for in-home services for patients she had never met.Image source: Wikimedia Commons When a physician, hospital, or pharmaceutical [...]

By | 2018-03-25T15:41:22+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

Ohio-Area Memorial Hospital to Pay $8.5 Million for False Claims Act Violations

The Ohio Attorney General was involved in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars expended due to fraudulent claims for reimbursement for Ohio Medicaid and Medicare patients.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Memorial Hospital, located in Fremont, Ohio, is a non-profit organization allegedly involved in improper billing practices for services provided to Medicare and Medicaid patients. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:27:35+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

$85 Million Settlement in Stark Law Whistleblower Case, Relator to Receive $20.8 Million

Florida-based Halifax Health settled for $85 million in a Stark Law case prosecuted by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The federal Stark Law is designed to place limitations on physician referrals and to create greater patient confidence in the underlying rationale for a patient referral. [...]

By | 2018-03-27T09:08:53+00:00 March 18th, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News, Healthcare Fraud|

Government Settles With Kentucky-Based Addiction Center Under False Claims Act

Kentucky taxpayers received $2.74 million from a settlement involving healthcare fraud by addiction center SelfRefind. Image source: Wikimedia Commons One of the hallmark goals of the False Claims Act is to help eliminate fraud and wasteful healthcare spending, thereby reducing healthcare costs for all Americans. In a recent settlement under the False Claims [...]

By | 2014-02-24T21:27:43+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Healthcare Fraud|

DOJ Joins False Claims Act Suit Against Infirmary Health System

Image Source: blog.al.com The government continues to show its resolve when it comes to False Claims Act violations, taking a special interest in healthcare fraud cases. This is especially true for cases that involve Medicare fraud, violations of the Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute (which prohibits the payment of kickbacks in exchange for referrals) and [...]

By | 2018-03-26T11:42:03+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Healthcare Fraud|