California-based Marshall Medical Center agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle allegations that it, along with Marshall Foundation for Community Health, El Dorado Hematology & Medical Oncology II, Inc., Dr. Lin H. Soe and Dr. Tsuong Tsai, violated the federal False Claims Act and California False Claims Act through a variety of Medicare and Medicaid billing improprieties. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by oncology nurse Colleen Herren under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
She will receive a whistleblower reward of roughly $1,430,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (EDCA)
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