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...

San Diego Hospice Company Defrauds Government and Pays $3.5 Million Dollar Settlement to Medicare/Med-Cal and Whistleblower

Our Southern California Whistleblower and False Claims Act attorneys reported another multi-million dollar settlement reached against San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Corporation (“SDHPC”).  Of note, not all palliative care falls within hospice care.  Rather, palliative care is meant to relieve symptoms of a...

Valley Tumor Medical Group Settles Major Whistleblower Lawsuit for $3 Million Dollars for False Billing of Medicare, Medi-Cal and TRICARE

Our Los Angeles False Claims Act and Whistleblower law attorneys report another major multi-million dollar settlement against a health care provider.  This time it is against a California based oncology center.  The allegations were brought by a former center technician who claimed that the oncology center submitted ...

Home Health Service Providers in Oakland and Palm Springs Settle Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Action for Falsifying Med-Cal Billing

Our Sacramento and San Francisco based employment law attorneys reported that last week a multi-million dollar settlement in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower case.  The allegations in the whistleblower (or relator) complaint alleged that home based service providers Alternative Learning Center of Oakland a...

Bilking Money from Medicare Does Not Pay – Walgreens and Bay Sleep Clinic Settle FCA Whistleblower Lawsuits for Over $50 Million Dollars

Our Los Angeles based False Claims Act (“FCA”) focused attorneys report that after a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit was filed against Walgreens, Walgreens recently paid $50 million to settle allegations of kickback and violations of the FCA.  In the settlement agreement, Walgreens settled allegations that it violat...

Supreme Court Evaluates Whether Implied or Express Certification of a Violation is Necessary for False Claims Case

One of the most important US Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Federal False Claim Act, 31 USC 3729, is currently under submission. (Universal Health Services, Inc., vs United States ex rel Escobar). In this case, the relator's daughter was allegedly misdiagnosed and mistreated by a health care clinic that bille...