Baum Hedlund Announces Final Settlement in San Diego Hospice Whistleblower Case

May 31, 2017, Los Angeles, California - - The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has announced a final $3,678,735 settlement against the San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care Corporation, resolving healthcare fraud allegations initially made by a whistleblower in 2012. The San Diego healthcare fraud settlement, which [...]

By | 2017-06-01T07:01:54+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

MB2 Dental Solutions Whistleblower Settlement Totals $8.45 Million

Dallas, Texas –  The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman announces the resolution of a whistleblower lawsuit that helped the federal government and the state of Texas recover $8.45 million in allegedly fraudulent claims for pediatric dental services. In the MB2 Dental Solutions whistleblower settlement, 19 affiliated pediatric dental practices, their owners [...]

By | 2017-02-22T17:01:18+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

South Miami Hospital Whistleblowers Rewarded $2.75 Million

South Miami Hospital has agreed to pay the government $12 million to settle healthcare fraud allegations from a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed it charged federal healthcare programs for medically unnecessary electrophysiology studies and other cardiology services. James A. Burks M.D. and James D. Davenport M.D. were the South Miami Hospital [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:05:08+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

Defective Heart Devices Costing Medicare Billions

A report released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says Medicare has spent billions of dollars on defective heart devices implanted in thousands of Medicare beneficiaries. The HHS report is based on an ongoing audit looking into three companies that make seven heart devices. While [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:07:22+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

Whistleblower Turns Down 8 Million Dollars to Do the Right Thing by Outing Deutsche Bank Fraud

In May of last year, Deutsche Bank reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle allegations of improper accounting during the financial crisis. Deutsche paid $55 million to settle the allegations, which were initially brought to the government’s attention by whistleblowers. Whistleblowers accused Deutsche of concealing [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:07:43+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

Monsanto Whistleblower Receives $22 Million Reward

A Monsanto whistleblower who accused his former employer of multiple years of accounting violations will receive a $22 million reward from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The award represents the second largest in the history of the SEC’s whistleblower program, created in 2011 as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation. [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:08:09+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

Beauty School Pays $11M to Settle For-Profit School Whistleblower Case

A national for-profit beauty school will pay the government and six whistleblowers $11 million to settle allegations that it used a series of fraud tactics to maximize financial aid funding from the government. Marinello Schools of Beauty—once one of the largest for-profit beauty schools in the U.S.—settled a whistleblower lawsuit [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:08:23+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

MD2U to Pay $21.5 Million to Settle Home Health Care Fraud Charges

Over the last few years, many Americans have decided against putting elderly family members in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, citing rising costs and a desire to allow their loved ones to live out their last years at home as the reasons. This shift has resulted in home care [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:11:06+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

Over 300 People Charged in Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Scheme

Federal authorities brought charges on Wednesday against over 300 people who were allegedly involved in a Medicare fraud scheme worth $900 million in false billings. The enforcement action is being lauded as the largest Medicare fraud takedown in the history of the country, exceeding the previous record set last year [...]

By | 2017-02-24T08:32:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|

How the Government is Cracking Down on Ambulance Fraud

Ambulance fraud is a serious problem that costs Medicare millions every year. In 2012, Medicare paid out over $5 billion to ambulance companies, which is more than was spent on cancer doctors. Both the Justice Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have singled out the ambulance industry as [...]

By | 2017-02-24T08:33:06+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Whistleblower News, Mark H. Schlein|