Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center Inc. and its affiliated entities agreed to pay $12.9 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false cost reports and other applications to the components and contractors of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as to Virginia and District of Columbia Medicaid programs. The allegations first arose in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Children’s National Medical Center employee James A. Roark Sr. under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Mr. Roark will receive a whistleblower award of $1,890,649.98. DOJ
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