Tag Archives: False Claims Act

As Fraud Crackdown Grows, Need for Corporate Compliance Increases

With federal investigators devoting more time and resources toward uncovering fraud schemes involving false claims or kickbacks, corporate compliance programs have never been more important, according to Corporate Compliance Insights. The article, authored by Anthony C. Vitale, a healthcare fraud … Continue reading

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Kentucky Hospital to Pay $40.9 Million to Settle False Claim Allegations

Ashland Hospital Corp. d/b/a King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) will pay $40.9 million to the United States and Kentucky to resolve allegations it submitted false claims for medically unnecessary heart procedures to Medicare and Medicaid and maintained improper financial relationships … Continue reading

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Insurance Company Cheated Medicare Out of $1 Billion, Says Lawsuit

Josh Valdez took an executive level job in April 2010 expecting to improve medical services at two Puerto Rican Medicare Advantage health plans owned by a subsidiary of New Jersey company: Aveta Inc. But a few months after coming on … Continue reading

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First Call Ambulance Service Settles False Claims Act Allegations

False Claims Act will pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. The settlement resolves allegations by the United States and Tennessee that First … Continue reading

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Government Intervenes in Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Georgia Hospital Owned by HMA Alleging Payment of Kickbacks

The government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Tenet) and four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as a hospital in Monroe, Ga., owned by Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA), … Continue reading

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