Columbus Pain Clinic and Owner Agree to Pay $650,000 to Resolve Allegations of Unnecessary Procedures

The US DOJ announced on January 24, 2020 that “Comprehensive Pain Management Institute and its owner, Leon Margolin, M.D., have agreed to pay the United States $650,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly billed Medicare for nerve conduction studies and alcohol/substance abuse assessments and ...

Three Whistleblowers Awarded Payments Through the False Claim Act for Disclosing Medicare Fraud

WBOC reported on November 8, 2109, that one of the New York’s largest healthcare providers, Northwell Health, Inc. (which includes Lenox Hill Hospital) agreed to pay $12.3 million to settle claims it submitted false bills to Medicare. The settlement was based on a lawsuit brought by three whistleblowers. The claim...

Nation’s Leading Medical Eye Surgery Equipment Supplier Sightpath Settles with Government for $12 Million after Allegations of False Claims Act and Medicare Fraud

The largest monetary False Claims Act (“FCA”) case this week was by one of the nation’s leading provider of mobile equipment and services for eye surgery Sightpath.  The company admitted no wrongdoing yet settled with the government for $12 million dollars after allegations surfaced that it violated the FCA and ...

Large Academic Medical Center Paying $6.5 Million and Medical Supply Company Paying $2.7 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

In another multi-million dollar settlement, a health care system is paying millions to the government to settle allegations that it defrauded the Medicare program.  In the Vandebilt Hospital settlement, three formerly employed physicians claimed that the surgery center implemented fraudulent scheduling practices that ...

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...

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...

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...

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...