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2014-04-23 23:15:16

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging physicians, or healthcare professionals to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, if they have substantial proof of Medicare bill upcoding, because of a recent development involving the Justice Department, and a major healthcare organization allegedly involved in upcoding. The rewards for well documented proof of this type of wrongdoing can be extremely lucrative for the whistleblower, provided the overbilling is in the hundreds of thousands of...

2014-04-23 23:03:16

Frohsin & Barger Qui Tam Suit Prompts Amedisys to Pay $150 Million Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 In 2009, April Brown was a nurse and single-mother of two, struggling to make ends meet in the sleepy town of Monroeville, Alabama, best known as home to writer Harper Lee and the inspiration for her fictional town of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird. Brown travelled rural Alabama caring for homebound patients: elderly shut-ins and the indigent infirm. What she witnessed about her...

2014-04-23 23:00:51

Louis J. Cohen, Whistle Blower Counsel, Announces that Amedisys Agrees to Pay $150 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Cases Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys) has agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle claims for violating the false claims act and anti-kickback laws through “improper financial relationships and false billing” according to Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The...

2014-04-21 23:09:10

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging medical doctors to contact them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof a pharmaceutical, or medical device company is providing kickbacks for increased sales of a specific device or drug, because of a recent DOJ settlement where a whistleblower like this received more that one million dollars in reward compensation. The Whistleblower Center is also extremely interested in hearing from healthcare professionals with proof a drug...

2014-04-16 23:02:56

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees to Pay U.S. and State Governments to Settle Off-Label Marketing and False Claims Act Allegations Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The whistleblower attorney team of Sheller P.C. announced today that Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc. has agreed to pay $7.3 million to resolve allegations by the Sheller whistleblower client that Astellas violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent claims to government healthcare programs while marketing off-label...

2014-04-02 23:30:48

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is ramping up their efforts to discuss whistleblower reward programs with insiders at imaging centers or radiation oncology groups, because of a recent DOJ reward. For more information healthcare professionals are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, if they possess well documented proof of this type of Medicare fraud. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Corporate Whistleblower Center...

2014-03-30 23:21:43

Texas Medicaid fraud attorney J. Mark Brewer says he hopes $27 million payments by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to resolve allegations of illegal payments to a doctor to prescribe certain drugs sends a strong message to other drug companies. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. recently agreed to pay the federal government and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to resolve allegations of illegally paying a doctor to prescribe certain dangerous...

2014-03-07 20:22:28

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial Circuit has issued a ruling that will allow the State of South Carolina to move forward with efforts to hold pharmaceutical giant, Cephalon, Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., accountable for overpayments by the State Health Plan and for violations of the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act. The court on February 21, denied Cephalon's motion for summary...

2014-01-28 16:24:56

Kentucky Hospital Settles Allegations that Physicians Performed Unnecessary Open-Heart Procedures and Maintained Improper Financial Relationships with Physicians in Violation of Kickback and Stark Laws WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stein Mitchell Muse & Cipollone LLP announced today that St. Joseph Health System, Inc. d/b/a St. Joseph London has agreed to pay $16.5 million to the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to settle allegations by the law firm's...

2014-01-24 16:22:04

ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bothwell Bracker congratulates the United States and the states of Tennessee and Virginia on their successful settlement with Defendants Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates. Defendants will pay more than $1.8 million to resolve allegations, brought by a client of Bothwell Bracker, that the clinics knowingly injected non-FDA approved biologics into the patients in Tennessee and Virginia. The complaint alleged that...