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DOJ Catch of The Week -- Vibra Healthcare

Posted  09/30/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Pennsylvania-based hospital chain Vibra Healthcare LLC.  On Wednesday, the company agreed to pay $32.7 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services.  Vibra operates roughly three-dozen long term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation...

DOJ Catch of The Week -- Vibra Healthcare

Posted  09/30/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Pennsylvania-based hospital chain Vibra Healthcare LLC.  On Wednesday, the company agreed to pay $32.7 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services.  Vibra operates roughly three-dozen long term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- North American Health Care

Posted  09/23/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to North American Health Care Inc.  On Monday, the California-based operator of dozens of skilled nursing facilities -- along with its Chairman John Sorenson and Senior Vice President of Reimbursement Analysis Margaret Gelvezon -- agreed to pay $30 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act by billing...

Trend Alert: Nursing Homes Profit at the Expense of Vulnerable Patients

Posted  09/22/16
By Max Voldman Monday’s announcement of the DOJ’s $28.5 million settlement with North American Health Care (“North American”) is the latest in a disturbing trend of healthcare companies profiting off of  medically unnecessary services provided (and sometimes not even provided) to America’s seniors. North American, a chain of 35 nursing homes in California, allegedly billed thousands of procedures to...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Coastal Spine And Pain

Posted  09/2/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Jacksonville-based Physicians Group Services, P.A., doing business as Coastal Spine and Pain.  On Wednesday, the surgery and pain-management clinic agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary drug screening procedures.  See DOJ Press...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- Prime Healthcare

Posted  05/27/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Prime Healthcare Services.  On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced its decision to intervene in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act against Prime, its founder and CEO Dr. Prem Reddy, and 14 Prime hospitals in California.  The government alleges that at Dr. Reddy's direction, these...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- 21st Century Oncology

Posted  03/11/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to 21st Century Oncology Inc., the nation’s largest physician led integrated cancer care provider.  On Tuesday, the Florida-based company and its wholly owned subsidiary South Florida Radiation Oncology agreed to pay $34.7 million to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act by performing and billing for...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Kindred Healthcare

Posted  01/15/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Kentucky-based healthcare provider Kindred Healthcare, Inc.  On Tuesday, the company and its two RehabCare Group subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation...

DOJ Gives Major Shoutout To Whistleblowers In $450M DaVita False Claims Act Settlement

Posted  06/26/15
By Gordon Schnell On Wednesday, Denver-based provider of dialysis services DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. agreed to pay $450 million to resolve charges it violated the False Claims Act by purposely creating and then billing the government for unnecessary waste in administering the drugs Zemplar and Venofer to dialysis patients.  DaVita is the largest provider of dialysis services in the US with dialysis clinics...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- PharMerica Corporation

Posted  05/15/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "catch of the week" goes to PharMerica Corporation, an organization of long-term care pharmacies that dispense medications to residents of nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across the country.  Yesterday, PharMerica agreed to pay $31.5 million to settle charges it violated the Controlled Substances Act by dispensing Schedule II...
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