Benevis, Kool Smiles Fraud Allegations Result in $24 Million Settlement

Jan. 16, 2018—Washington, D.C.  Kool Smiles, a national pediatric dental chain, and Benevis agreed to pay almost $24 million to settle allegations that both companies defrauded Medicaid programs by performing unnecessary dental work on children. Thanks to whistleblowers reporting Medicaid fraud these disturbing allegations were taken seriously. Several whistleblowers, including [...]

By | 2018-01-29T08:02:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Whistleblower News|

Qui Tam Lawsuits Accuse Pharma Companies of White Coat Marketing

Dec. 27, 2017 – Washington D.C. -- Recently unsealed lawsuits accuse international drug companies of hiring nurses to improperly promote their drugs to prescribers in violation of anti-kickback laws. Initially brought by whistleblowers, the suits allege Gilead Sciences, Amgen and Bayer Pharmaceuticals caused government healthcare programs to pay for prescriptions that [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:05:22+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

CFTC Whistleblower Program Expects to Pay Relators Over $45 Million

Nov. 30, 2017 – Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) expects to pay whistleblowers $45.5 million in rewards in fiscal year 2017. The amount is more than four times what the CFTC has paid whistleblowers since the program was implemented, according to a recent auditor’s report. [...]

By | 2017-12-14T17:13:24+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Chemed and Vitas Hospice Care Fraud Settlement Totals $75 Million

Cincinnati, Ohio – Oct. 30, 2017 - -  Chemed Corporation and several subsidiaries, including Vitas Hospice Services LLC and Vitas Healthcare Corporation, will pay $75 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations involving the submission of fraudulent claims to Medicare for hospice services. Vitas is the largest for-profit hospice [...]

By | 2017-11-27T06:54:22+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Doctor to Serve Time for Medicare Fraud, Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

A Miami doctor was sentenced to over eight years in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud scheme involving the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and the illegal prescribing of opioids. U.S. District Judge Cecelia M. Altonaga of [...]

By | 2017-09-26T10:40:52+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Doctor Gets 35 Year Sentence for $374M Dallas Health Care Fraud Scheme

A 60-year-old physician from Texas was sentenced today to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a massive health care fraud scheme worth an estimated $374 million. Jacques Roy, who was convicted last year in one of the largest home health care fraud cases in history, was sentenced [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:31:35+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

Ohio Companies, Execs Pay $19.5M to Resolve Skilled Nursing Fraud Claims

Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc., Tridia Hospice Care Inc. and executives of all three companies will pay a combined $19.5 million to resolve allegations pertaining to the submission of false claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy and hospice services. FHS is the corporate successor to Provider [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:12:54+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Whistleblower News|

Prospect Mortgage to Pay Over $4 Million to Resolve Mortgage Fraud Allegations

Prospect Mortgage LLC agreed to pay $4.157 million to settle allegations that the company committed mortgage fraud by underwriting loans that failed to meet Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement agreement on Monday. The allegations stem from Prospect’s participation in the Direct Endorsement Lender [...]

By | 2017-07-14T11:57:26+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Whistleblower News|

$53.6 Million Genesis Healthcare Settlement Reached in False Claims Act Lawsuits

Genesis Healthcare Inc. agreed to pay the United States government $53.6 million plus interest to resolve six federal lawsuits alleging Genesis subsidiaries submitted false claims to government health care programs for medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services, and grossly substandard nursing care. The allegations were initially brought to the government’s [...]

By | 2017-06-22T08:59:49+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Whistleblower News|

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|