Medi-Cal Fraudulent Billing Leads to Whistleblowers and Walgreens $9.9 Million False Claims Act Settlement

Our Los Angeles based Whistleblower Attorneys report another multi-million dollar Medi-Cal False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlement.  The claims were brought to light by a pharmacist and technician at a Walgreens pharmacy.  The two alleged that the drugstore pharmacy chain which operates over 600 stores throughout Cal...

Court Hits Nursing Home Chain Consulate Health Care with $347 Million False Claims Act Fraud Judgment

A recently announced judgment by a district court held a nursing home chain named Consulate Health Care liable for $347 million dollars in total judgment for 446 cited false claims of unlawfully upcoding Medicare claims for patient therapy services. The judgment was entered by Judge Merryday following a jury verdict ...

Attention Whistleblowers: CMS Clarifies the 60 Day Overpayment Rule which Drastically Affects False Claims Act Cases

Normally, whistleblowers that come into our office have identified an overpayment made by the government to their employer and the employer, most often, knowingly neglects to repay the amount.  The “60 Day Rule” as it is called was a part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act and implemented in March 23, 2010.  It req...