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Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare Fraud’

Feds Join Whistleblower a 2nd Time in Medical Imaging Fraud Case

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Feds Join Whistleblower a 2nd Time in Medical Imaging Fraud Case

HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower’s claims against a second former executive and co-owner of Cardiac Imaging Inc. as part of a multimillion-dollar scheme by the Illinois-based mobile medical imaging company to defraud Medicare and other government healthcare programs.

The Government’s False Claims Act (FCA) complaint filed against Rick Nassenstein...

2022 Healthcare Fraud, False Claims Act Settlements Exceeded $2B

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2022 Healthcare Fraud, False Claims Act Settlements Exceeded $2B

Citizen whistleblowers helped the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) resolve a near-record number of False Claims Act investigations in 2022, resulting in more than $2.2 billion in taxpayer funds recovered, according to a recent DOJ report.

“The government and whistleblowers were party to 351 settlements and judgments, the second-highest number of settlements and judgments in a single...

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Held Responsible for Healthcare Fraud

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Held Responsible for Healthcare Fraud

As private equity firms increasingly pour investment money into home health, nursing homes, mental health centers, and hospices, federal regulators are taking notice. As a result, these profit-driven organizations are increasingly being held responsible for violating statutes like the False Claims Act, as well as SEC regulations.

About 30% to 50% of home health and hospice transactions...

Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

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Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

Amidst Increasing Health Care Costs, Qui Tam Whistleblowers Have Saved the Government Almost $20 Billion from Healthcare Fraud

In 2010 alone, healthcare fraud involving Medicare payments cost the government and tax payers nearly $50 billion. As health care costs are increasing, the importance of qui tam whistleblowers also increases. Qui tam whistleblowers, sometimes called relators,...

False Claims Act Recoveries 2015 Year in Review

False Claims Act Recoveries 2015 Year in Review

DOJ Reports $3.583 Billion in False Claims Act Recoveries for 2015

December 11, 2015 – The results are in. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its statistics on the False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for fiscal year 2015 in a recent announcement. Though total recoveries for qui tam cases are down from 2014’s record high, 2015 stands out as a winning year for...

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