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Healthcare Software Company Epic Systems Accused of Double Billing Government for Anesthesia

Posted  11/6/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Law360 reports on a newly unsealed False Claims Act lawsuit against healthcare software company Epic Systems alleging that Epic has systematically overbilled the government for anesthesia services. The complaint, filed on behalf of the United States by relator Geraldine Petrowski in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleges that Epic’s software...

May 31, 2017

Massachusetts-based eClinicalWorks, one of the country's largest vendors of electronic health records software, along with certain of its employees, agreed to pay $155 million to resolve charges the company violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting the capabilities of its software.  The company also allegedly paid kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Brendan Delaney, a software technician formerly employed by the New York City Division of Health Care Access and Improvement.  He will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $30 million from the proceeds of the government's recovery. DOJ

Electronic Health Records Vendor Pays Big to Settle False Claims Act Charges

Posted  06/1/17
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Massachusetts-based eClinicalWorks, one of the country's largest vendors of electronic health records software, agreed to pay $155 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting the capabilities of its software and by paying kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting the company's product. It is the largest False Claims Act settlement...

“Meaningful Use” Meaningful Error: HHS OIG Finds over $11 Million in Incorrect EHR Incentive Payments

Posted  09/27/16
By Ronny Valdes  On September 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) released a report finding that Washington State made incorrect Medicaid incentive payments for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR). The incentive payment structure was created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)...

June 1, 2016

Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer, former owner and CEO of Nashville drug testing laboratory Prost-Data, Inc. (d/b/a OURLab), OPKO Health, Inc., and OPKO Lab, have agreed to pay $9.35 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act by providing illegal kickbacks in exchange for business.  According to the government, Dr. Oppenheimer and OURLab made donations toward electronic health records (EHR) systems purchased by their client physician practices that fell outside the restrictions set forth in the Anti-Kickback Statute EHR safe harbor and the Stark EHR exception.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former OURLab employee under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of $1.683 million from the proceeds of the government's recovery.  DOJ (MDTE)

Electronic Medical Records – Still Waiting for the Big Returns

Posted  02/13/13
By Gordon Schnell The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to push hospitals and doctors to go digital with their medical and billing records.  It is supposed to revolutionize the industry, improving efficiency and patient safety and drastically reducing the cost of healthcare in this country.  Unfortunately, the move to electronic health records (EHRs) has fallen far short of these hoped-for...

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