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Early Autism Project, Inc. Pays the United States $8.8 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Fraud

The Department of Justice recently announced that Early Autism Project Inc., South Carolina’s largest provider of children’s autism behavioral therapy, has agreed to pay the United States $8.8 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit. The government alleges that the company submitted false claims to a military insurance program, TRICARE, and the South […]

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William Beaumont Hospital to Pay $84.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to Referring Physicians

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that William Beaumont Hospital, a regional hospital system based in the Detroit area, had agreed to pay $84.5 Million to settle allegations brought by four false claims act whistleblowers, including a nationally renowned neuroscientist and medical doctor. The allegations against William Beaumont revolved around violations […]

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3M Company Agrees To Pay $9.1 Million to Settle Qui Tam Lawsuit Alleging That It Supplied the U.S. Military With Defective Combat Earplugs

In a recently announced settlement, Minnesota-based 3M Company is resolving allegation that it knowingly sold the U.S. military defective earplugs to the tune of $9.1 million. 3M Company allegedly sold the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) without disclosing the defects that hampered the effectiveness of the hearing protection device. The original lawsuit was […]

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AngioDynamics, Inc. Settles Qui Tam Lawsuit Alleging That It Lied About The Safety And Effectiveness Of LC Bead; Agrees To Pay $11.5 Million

AngioDynamics, Inc. has agreed to pay the Federal government and various states $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the medical device company based in Latham, New York allegedly sold its device, Gelspheres, as a drug eluting device when the FDA had cleared it only for embolization (blood blockage) of […]

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Medicare Whistleblowers to Receive $2 Million in False Claims Act Case Against Skilled Nursing Facility Operators

On July 18, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a ten-million-dollar settlement agreement with Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab, and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud. According to Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler, the case demonstrates the Department […]

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Lance Armstrong Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case Brought by Qui Tam Whistleblower

Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who became a national hero wearing a yellow jersey emblazoned with the iconic blue and white eagle of the U.S. Postal Service, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations that payments under that sponsorship agreement were, like so much else in his career, the result of fraud. On April […]

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Japanese Toyobo Pays $66 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Over Selling Defective Fiber to Government for Use in Bullet Proof Vests

The Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of a qui tam lawsuit against Toyobo, the sole manufacturer of Zylon fiber used in bulletproof vests, in relation to their violation of the False Claims Act (FCA). According to the allegations of the case, between 2001 and 2005, Toyobo actively marketed and sold defective Zylon fiber […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Pays $1.65 Million to Settle Alleging False or Fraudulent Billing of Medicare and Medicaid in Violation of the False Claims Act

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently settled a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit with Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (“BMH”). Pursuant to the settlement, BMH agreed to pay $1.65 Million to the United States and the State of Vermont to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act through submitting false or fraudulent claims to […]

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AmeriCare Ambulance Service to Pay $5.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit Initiated by Healthcare Whistleblower

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida Maria Chapa Lopez announced the settlement of a false claims act case against AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS, Inc. (collectively, AmeriCare). AmeriCare, the largest ambulance service provider in Tampa, Florida., will pay $5.5 million and enter […]

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Nationwide Pharmacy DaVita Rx to Pay $63.7 Million to Settle Healthcare Fraud Allegations Relating to Improper Billing Practices of Federal Healthcare Programs

DaVita Rx LLC, a nationwide pharmacy specialized in serving patients with severe kidney disease has agreed to resolve allegations that the company defrauded the Government through improper overbilling of the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs for medications that were never shipped, billing for medications that did not comply with documentation requirements, and failing to reverse […]

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