Justice Department Catches Hospice Creekside/Skilled Healthcare Group in $70 Million Dollar False Claims Act Scheme

Negotiations continue between the Justice Department and Creekside Hospice/Skilled Healthcare Group concerning allegations that the hospice health care provider breached the False Claims Act (“FCA”) when it sought Medicare reimbursement for ineligible services.  The whistleblowers claimed in a lawsuit that Creeksi...

Humana Found to Ignore Medicare Advantage Fraudulent Billing – Triggering Massive False Claims Act Lawsuit

Our healthcare false claims act attorneys have been closely following a number of managed care organization False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases making their way through the courts.  One of the largest is the Humana, Inc. case which involves a Complaint against one of the biggest Medicare Advantage companies in the U.S....

Justice Department Reaches $60 Million Dollar Settlement with TeamHealth/IPC

Our Los Angeles attorneys report that TeamHealth, the parent of a local physician management and staffing company by the name of IPC Healthcare (located in North Hollywood, CA), agreed to settle with the Department of Justice after allegations arose that it violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The Complaint all...

San Jose California Approves Landmark Opportunity to Employment Law

A new employment law was approved in November, 2016 that addresses a serious unemployment problem in San Jose. The law is likely to be a model for other laws across California and the nation. Already there is a state initiative in place. The law was enacted with the support of many San Jose civic organizations, poli...

UnitedHealth Wellmed Overlooks Provider Overcoding and Overpayments Leading to False Claims Act Allegations

Our Los Angeles and Orange County based False Claims Act (“FCA”) attorneys report that the Department of Justice recently joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the UnitedHealth Group and Wellmed.  The main allegations claim that UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest healthy insurer and Wellmed Medical Manag...