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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...]

Tuomey Hospital Execs Resign, Possibly Due to False Claims Charges

Possible Settlement of False Claims Charges for Tuomey Hospital as Two Execs Resign On September 26th, Tuomey Healthcare System’s CEO Jay Cox, and Vice President/COO Gregg Martin, resigned. The move is seen as possibly part of a deal to settle the False Claims and Stark Law charges against the health care organization. The two executives … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Asks for Dismissal of Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit

Former Racing Cyclist Asks Federal Judge for Dismissal of Whistleblower Lawsuit Lance Armstrong and his attorneys on Tuesday, July 23rd, asked a federal judge to dismiss the $120 million whistleblower lawsuit against Armstrong and his former racing team. The whistleblower lawsuit accuses the 7-time Tour de France champion of defrauding the team’s … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Home Health Company Goes to Federal Court

US Attorney’s Office Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Home Health Company The United States Attorney’s Office has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against a health care company that is accused of Medicare fraud. A Plus Home Health Care and the company’s owner Tracy Nemerofsky are accused of running a fraudulent kickback scheme that used … [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...]

Miami Psychiatrist and Six Therapists Charged in Massive Health Care Fraud Scheme

$63 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Lands Seven People with Health Care Fraud Charges A psychiatrist, who has been practicing in Miami since the 1970’s, along with six psychologists, have been indicted on health care fraud charges for planning to defraud the Medicare program of $63 million. Roger Rousseau, 71 years old, is the former director of … [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...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses Vanderbilt Medical Center of Medicare Fraud

Vanderbilt Medical Center Faces Whistleblower Lawsuit, Accused of Over a Decade of Medicare Fraud A federal court unsealed a whistleblower lawsuit against Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week, claiming that the university perpetrated Medicare fraud for more than a decade. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed in 2011 by three doctors … [Read more...]

Michigan Oncologist Accused of $35 Million in Medicare Fraud

Oncologist Indicted on Medicare Fraud Charges for Giving Patients Unnecessary Cancer Treatments An oncologist from Michigan has been accused of Medicare fraud for unnecessary cancer treatments to patients who were in remission. Federal prosecutors indicted 48-year-old Dr. Farid Fata, from Oakland Township, of “systematically defrauded Medicare by … [Read more...]

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