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DOJ Catch of the Week - St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Posted  08/5/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.  On Monday, the Central New York hospital agreed to pay $3.2 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal False Claims Act and New York False Claims Act by billing the state Medicaid program for mental health services provided by unqualified staff.  See DOJ Press...

State Enforcement Spotlight – Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

Posted  03/29/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This State Enforcement Spotlight features Corinthian Colleges, Inc. On Wednesday, California announced that it has obtained a $1.1 billion judgment against defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“CCI”) for their predatory and unlawful practices. While CCI filed for bankruptcy in May 2015, this judgment can help secure further relief for struggling students. In October 2013,...

Industry Experts Blow the Whistle on RMBS Fraud, Help Virginia Recover $63 million

Posted  01/26/16
By Tim McCormack On January 22, 2016, the Virginia Attorney General announced that the Commonwealth had settled a suit brought under the Virginia False Claims Act (FCA) (formally known as the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act) against 11 banks for misrepresentations made in connection with the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the Commonwealth and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  The...

DOJ Catch of the Week -- CenterLight Healthcare

Posted  01/22/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to New York-based CenterLight Healthcare, Inc. and CenterLight Health System, Inc.  Yesterday, the companies agreed to pay $46.7 million to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and New York State False Claims Acts by enrolling ineligible members in their Medicaid managed long-term care plan. ...

DOJ Catch Of The Week -- Nashville Pharmacy Services

Posted  01/8/16
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week's Department of Justice "Catch of the Week" goes to Nashville Pharmacy Services, LLC, and its majority owner Kevin Hartman.  On Tuesday, Mr. Hartman and his Nashville-based pharmacy that specializes in dispensing HIV and AIDS-related medications agreed to pay up to $7.8 million to settle charges they overbilled Medicare and TennCare for pharmacy services.  Click here...

Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce's love/hate relationship with public-private partnerships

Posted  08/12/15
By Tim McCormack and Molly Knobler (published in The Hill) Last month, bucking a national trend of increased use of state False Claims Acts to pursue fraudulent Medicaid billing, the Wisconsin legislature with “no hearings or even public discussion” repealed Wisconsin’s False Claims Act.  The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce has previously called for such a repeal arguing that rather than allow “private...

Maryland Passes False Claims Act

Posted  04/9/15
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Yesterday, by a vote of 88 to 51, the Maryland House of Delegates approved passage of the Maryland False Claims Act.  It was previously passed by the Maryland Senate by a vote of 46 to 1 and now goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his signature.  The law greatly expands Maryland’s existing False Claims law which was limited to cases of Medicaid and healthcare-related fraud. ...
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