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Better Business Bureau Warns of “Pinkwashing” Charity Fraud

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Consumers Should be Careful of “Pinkwashing” Charity Fraud October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that means pink ribbons will be on many products to promote awareness and donations to breast cancer charities and research. However, the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to … [Read more...]

Woman Charged with Medicare Fraud Bought 20 Cars

Woman Accused of Medicare Fraud Reportedly Bought 20 Cars with Fraud Money A woman who ran a Mississippi hospice service and committed Medicare fraud reportedly used some of the fraudulent money to purchase 20 cars since December 2009. A 27-page document, dated February 29th and made public October 3rd in the US District Court of Oxford, detailed … [Read more...]

Tuomey Healthcare to Pay False Claims Act Penalties

Judge Revises Decision, Lowers Amount in False Claims Act Case Against Tuomey Hospital On Tuesday, October 1st, a federal judge ruled that Tuomey Healthcare Systems would pay for False Claims Act violations and Medicare fraud. The total penalties in her ruling were $276 million. However, on Wednesday, October 2nd, the judge ruled to lower that … [Read more...]

Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Settled for $17.5 Million

Company Accused of Kickbacks Settles Medicare Fraud Lawsuit for $17.5 Million On Thursday, September 26th, the Department of Justice announced that Diagnostic Laboratories, the largest supplier of laboratory and x-ray services to nursing homes on the West Coast, settled a $17.5 million Medicare fraud lawsuit. The California-based company was … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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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