May 19, 2017

Whistleblower News From The Inside — May 19, 2017

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

Mercy Springfield to pay $34 million to resolve allegations doctor compensation violated law — Health system Mercy Springfield Communities has agreed to pay $34 million to settle allegations levied by the federal government that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.  According to the DOJ, the health system submitted false claims to Medicare for chemotherapy services rendered to patients referred by oncologists whose compensation was based, in part, on a formula that improperly took into account the value of their referrals. Springfield News Leader

Chelsea Manning’s new life — Chelsea Manning took to social media to reveal her new look for the start of her life outside of prison. Reuters

New York Citigroup whistleblower case dismissed A state court dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. alleging that the company improperly took state net operating loss deductions.  The case, along with one against Sprint Nextel Corp., is being watched closely by tax practitioners because it is among the first and highest-profile tax cases filed under the state False Claims Act. BNA

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