Category: Medicare

Whistleblowers Don’t Just Expose Fraud – They Can Save Lives

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER When people hear the term “whistleblower,” they might associate it with large financial rewards and exposing companies committing financial fraud. This isn’t wrong.  However, there is a side to whistleblowing that is just, if not even more important, than exposing financial fraud.  Especially in whistleblower lawsuits against hospitals […]

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Oct 1, 2014 - False Claims by |

Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER In August, Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) and Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation along with 119 of their hospitals settled seven False Claims Act lawsuits for $98 million. Whistleblowers from all around the country came forth with information regarding the inappropriate practices of CHS and its associated […]

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Sep 4, 2014 - Medicare by |

The U.S. Department of Justice Joins Whistleblower Lawsuits Against UnitedHealth Group Inc.

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Whistleblowers brought two False Claims Act lawsuits for Medicare fraud against UnitedHealth Group, Inc. the first in 2011 and the second in 2014. On August 28, 2014, the Department of Justice joined the two complaints against UnitedHealth. In both lawsuits, whistleblowers alleged that UnitedHealth billed Medicare for hospice […]

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Government Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The federal government has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against two hospital operators. The hospital operators were accused of fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid. The healthcare industry has been the target of many false claims cases recently. Many of the whistleblower cases contain fraudulent billing allegations. Los Angeles whistleblower […]

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Feb 17, 2014 - False Claims by |

Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Three people were recently convicted by a federal jury on charges related to Medicare fraud.  The trial lasted 13 days and the defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks involving the Medicare Program.  The […]

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$48 Million Settlement in Medicare Fraud Case

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER A California based nursing home operator has agreed to pay a settlement related to two whistleblower lawsuits.  The settlement is reportedly worth $48 million dollars.  It was alleged that the nursing home operator submitted bills to Medicare for therapy sessions that were unnecessary or never took place.  Ensign […]

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