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August 15, 2018

Posted  August 15, 2018

Post Acute Medical, LLC has agreed to pay $13,031,502 to the United States, $114,016 to Texas, and $22,482 to Louisiana to settle allegations brought on by whistleblower Douglas Johnson that it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, Physician Self-Referral Law, and state and federal False Claims Acts. The operator of long-term care and rehabilitation hospitals nationwide was accused of cultivating “reciprocal referral relationships” with outside healthcare providers and then billing Medicare and Medicaid for services that arose from those relationships. For his role in exposing the alleged fraud, Johnson will receive a cut of the federal government’s share totaling $2,345,670. DOJ

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA Federal, FCA State, Hospital Fraud, SNF, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,