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Lincare Agrees to Pay the United States $5.25 Million to Resolve Medicare Advantage Fraud Claims Brought by a Whistleblower

Lincare, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $5.25 million to settle claims that it violated the federal False Claims Act.  This is perhaps the first False Claims Act recovery for claims brought by a whistleblower against a medical provider for… Read More
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Made In USA Flag

Big Wins Under Laws that Protect American Jobs

Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016 claiming that he would “Make America Great Again” by altering international trade rules to bring back jobs from foreign countries. Whatever one thinks of Trump’s economic policies, it appears o… Read More
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Healogics Agrees to Pay United States Nearly $400,000 to Resolve Fraud Claims Brought by Whistleblower Represented by Brady & Associates

Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $398,162.69 to settle claims that it violated the federal False Claims Act.    Healogics, which is based in Florida, manages wound care clinics throughout the United States.  Some of the patient… Read More
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Appeals Court Rules Against Arbitrating False Claims Act Case

Those in the legal world have come to understand the increasing power of arbitration agreements for resolving disputes. Years ago, if you had a problem with another person or organization and negotiation wouldn’t work, both parties understood that… Read More
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Record-Setting Settlement Announced Involving Electronic Health Records

When we think of False Claims Act cases, the most common examples in the news involve companies in the financial industry, government contractors and health care providers. Though these categories of companies represent typical False Claims Act cases… Read More
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Health Care Industry Takes Note After Nine-Figure Whistleblower Verdict

We’ve previously discussed whistleblower claims in the context of the Wall Street firms, main street banks and defense subcontractors. Though these represent a large share of whistleblower awards, there are many other claims making their way throug… Read More
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Whistleblowers Get Boost From the Supreme Court

A recent Supreme Court decision comes as a welcome relief to two bank whistleblowers who invested years of their lives fighting their former employer in court. The two saw evidence of wrongdoing and raised concerns to their superiors and were fired f… Read More
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2016 False Claims Act Recoveries

Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Recovered Under False Claims Act

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $4.7 billion from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. This recovery of taxpayer dollars was due, in large part, to changes made to the False Cla… Read More
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Medicare Medicaid Fraud Whistleblower

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Prevention Saved Taxpayers $42 Billion from 2012-14

Medicare and Medicaid fraud is rampant, costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars a year. In an effort to combat fraudulent billing practices, CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has instituted efforts to prevent medical billing fra… Read More
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False Certification

Billing Government for Improperly Licensed Providers Leads to Liability Under False Claims Act

In an important decision under the False Claims Act, on June 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that will allow claims under a theory called "implied false certification." Under the theory, service providers can face… Read More
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