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August 16, 2018

Posted  August 16, 2018

Lincare, Inc—one of the largest home providers of respiratory therapy products and services in the nation—has paid $5.25 million to settle a suit filed by whistleblower Brian Thomas. In 2015, the former billing supervisor accused the company of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act over a period of six years by unlawfully waiving or reducing fees paid by Medicare Advantage recipients and submitting false claims for reimbursement. Thomas will receive $918,750 for his role in exposing the alleged fraud. USAO SDIL

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