Hospice and Rehab Company Settlements Totaling $20 Million Dollars in Whistleblower Cases

For our weekly recap of False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower settlement, we have a $19.5 million dollar settlement between management, therapy and hospice companies and the government for alleged Medicare billing fraud.  This is an interesting web of collusion between companies that should care for the elderly a...

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017

A new bill has been proposed to help employees, consumers, and others challenge the enforceability of contracts that mandate that disputes be heard by a board of arbitrators instead of by a jury or a judge. Forcing employees to submit to arbitration prevents employees from fully asserting their rights and holding emplo...

Two Nurse Whistleblowers Receive $350,000 for Reporting False Claims Act Violations in form of Medically Unnecessary Services by Hospice Providers

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys report another multi-million dollar settlement for alleged violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  Between 2005 to 2011, several nursing homes and hospice care facilities admitted patients who did not actually need hospice care.  In turn, the facilities billed Medicare...

Allergan Settles for $13 Million after Whistleblowers Sue On Behalf of Government for Fraudulent Kickbacks to Eye Care Providers

A former Orange County, California headquartered company (now they are in Dublin, Ireland to avoid U.S. taxes) by the name of Allergan settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower lawsuit this week for $13 million dollars.  The main Whistleblower allegation was that Allergan engaged in kickback scheme with eye...

Software Vendor for Healthcare Providers Settles with Government for $155 Million FCA and Anti-Kickback Violations

In this issue, our False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower attorneys report one of the largest FCA settlements in history.  This special type of settlement involved an Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) company by the name of eClinicalWorks.  This E.H.R. company provided software to health care providers.  The ...

This Week’s FCA Update Includes Rhine Drug Company Fraud and Florida MCO Risk Adjustment Fraud

Last week, a pharmacy and drug company settled False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits for millions of dollars.  The allegations focused on violations of the FCA and Controlled Substances Act.  Specifically, the pharmacists billed government agencies such as Medicare for more than they actually dispensed and did not ke...