Financial Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers

Financial Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers In addition to the False Claims Act and the Internal Revenue Code, these addition laws authorize whistleblowers a percentage of any recovery provided the disclosure requirements and other formalities are met. Our experienced California whistleblower lawyers und...

Weekly Update: Celgene Settles for $280 Million – False Claims Act Whistleblower Entitled to $84 Million

This week, our Los Angeles based False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower focused attorneys reported one of the largest qui tam whistleblower settlements in recent years.  This was the $280 million dollar settlement Celgene paid to make the case go away without admitting fault.  Most companies end up settling to av...

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 ...

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 ...

Norman Regional Health System Settles Medicare Whistleblowing Case Totaling $1.6 Million

Our Los Angeles and Orange County False Claims Act (“FCA”) attorneys reported another remarkable settlement in the health care industry.  This time it was Norman Regional Health System and the settlement was just announced with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in a false billing of radiology services case. In this ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...