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Entries in Medicare (10)

Tuesday
Sep152015

Dr. Sharon Iglehart is thirteenth Texas defendant convicted in $158 million Medicare fraud 

A federal jury in Houston Thursday convicted a psychiatrist in a $158 million Medicare fraud involving seven years of false claims for mental health treatment that was never provided.

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Monday
Jun012015

Two whistleblowers split $1.5 million in wheelchair false claims settlement

Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. will pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories.

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Tuesday
Feb102015

Medtronic whistleblower awarded $600,000 for ‘SubQ stimulation’ complaint

Image courtesy of MedtronicA former sales representative for medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will collect $602,000 from the settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company caused some doctors to submit false Medicare claims for an unproven pain-releif procedure.

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Friday
Feb062015

ev3 whistleblower awarded $250,000 in FCA settlement

Medical device maker ev3 Inc. agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations that it caused some hospitals to unnecessarily admit Medicare patients for an outpatient  procedure to open hardened arteries, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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Monday
Dec292014

St. Helena Hospital whistleblower collects $450,000

St. Helena Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System, agreed to pay the United States $2.25 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary cardiac procedures and unneeded inpatient admissions.

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Friday
Dec262014

Rite Aid whistleblower awarded $500,000

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $3 million to settle claims it used gift cards to entice Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to transfer their prescriptions to its pharmacies.

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Thursday
Dec042014

Two whistleblowers split $150,000 in health care FCA settlement

North Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (NAMS), doing business as Regional Home Care Inc., will pay $852,378 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid for respiratory therapy services provided by unlicensed personnel.

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Thursday
Nov132014

CareAll whistleblower awarded $3.9 million in FCA settlement

CareAll Management LLC agreed to pay $25 million to the United States and the state of Tennessee to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and upcoded home healthcare billings to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the DOJ said Wednesday.

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Monday
Nov032014

Whistleblower awarded $6.25 million in hospital chain FCA settlement

A hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Omnicare whistleblower nabs $17 million

An Ohio pharmacist who complained that his employer was paying kickbacks to nursing homes for the right to supply drugs to elderly patients will collect more than $17 million as part of the DOJ's settlement of the case.

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