Teva Pharmaceuticals to Pay for Medicaid Fraud

Teva Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay Settlement in Medicaid Fraud Case Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd, which manufactures generic drugs, recently agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle Medicare and Medicaid fraud charges that the company gave kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist to prescribe the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s generic … [Read more...]

Emory University to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Emory University Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid Billing Emory University in Atlanta, GA has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle claims in a whistleblower lawsuit that claim the school falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid for clinical trials that the government agencies do not cover. Reportedly, about $70,000 … [Read more...]

Hospice Owner Charged with Medicaid and Medicare Fraud

Hospice Owner Took Patients Who Were Not Dying, Charged with Medicaid and Medicare Fraud The owner and proprietor of a hospice service in Illinois has been charged with Medicaid and Medicare fraud for overbilling the federal government and taking patients who were not actually dying. Federal prosecutors allege that Seth Gillman, 45, administrator … [Read more...]

Youth Agency Leaders Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

Leaders of “Helping Hands” Agency Sentenced to Prison for Medicaid Fraud On Wednesday, March 19th, the leaders of “Helping Hands” young mentoring agency, which had officers in Conway and Georgetown, were sentenced to several years in federal prison after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud. The founders of “Helping Hands,” brothers Truman and … [Read more...]

CVS Settles Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Case

Pharmacy Retailer CVS Settles Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower Case with US Government A unit of pharmacy and healthcare retailer CVS Health Corp, Caremark LLC has agreed to settle whistleblower allegations that the company committed Medicaid fraud. Caremark is a healthcare plan through CVS that manages a number of “dual eligible” individuals – … [Read more...]

Hilton Head Hospital Faces Medicaid Fraud Charges

Hilton Head Hospital Accused of Medicaid Fraud and Kickbacks The parent company of the Hilton Head Hospital allegedly committed Medicaid fraud by giving kickbacks to an island clinic for directing expectant mothers who were illegal immigrants living the US to the hospital for care, in order to increase Medicaid revenue. The company is denying … [Read more...]

SC Man Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

Former Nursing Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Medicaid Fraud A South Carolina man who owned six nursing homes across the state has pled guilty to Medicaid fraud that landed him $1 million. Richard C. Cooke, 53 years old, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, July 17th, to two indictments charged him with forgery, and four indictments on … [Read more...]

Louisiana Recovers $124 Million in Medicaid Fraud Money

Louisiana Leads National Effort to Recover Money from Medicaid Fraud The state of Louisiana recovered more than $124 million from Medicaid fraud payments during the last fiscal year, according to federal health officials. The state leads national efforts to recover money from Medicaid fraud. The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services … [Read more...]

Home Health Care Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Conspiracy

Home Health Care Agency Owner Faces Serious Penalties for $22 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy On Wednesday, October 8th, the former owner and manager of a Detroit-based home health care agency pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million Medicare fraud conspiracy. Usman Butt, 40, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit home … [Read more...]

Russian Diplomats Charged with Medicaid Fraud

Diplomats from Russia Charged with Medicaid Fraud for Multi-Year Scheme On December 5th, Justice Department prosecutors for the federal government charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats, and their family members, for their roles in a Medicaid fraud scheme that lasted for 9 years. The scheme involved the diplomats lying about their … [Read more...]

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