Monthly Archives: November 2012

Whistleblower Receives $1.8 Million In Hospital False Claims Act Settlement

A former director of Health Management Services at Morton Plant Hospital will receive over $1.8 million as her share of the government’s recovery in a False Claims Act case arising from a hospital group’s submission of false claims for services … Continue reading

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Improper Payments To Skilled Nursing Facilities Cost Medicare $1.5 Billion In 2009

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human  Services recently  conducted a study that identified errors in 25 percent of the claims submitted by skilled nursing facilities in 2009, resulting in $1.5 billion in inappropriate … Continue reading

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OIG Reports That Diabetes Test Suppliers Improperly Billed Medicare

In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that suppliers improperly billed Medicare for more expensive diabetes test strips. The study focused on practices that included (1) improperly billing … Continue reading

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OIG Study Finds That Medicare Contractors Lacked Controls To Prevent Millions In Improper Payments For Blood-Glucose Test Strips

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently conducted a review of contractors that process claims for home blood-glucose test strip and lancet supplies.  Medicare Part B covers test strips and lancets prescribed by physicians for diabetics.  This coverage depends on … Continue reading

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Ex-Bayer Salesman Wins Award In FCA Retaliation Suit

Ex-Bayer Salesman Wins Award In FCA Retaliation Suit By Keith Goldberg Law360, New York (November 05, 2012, 3:52 PM ET) — An Arkansas federal jury on Friday awarded a former Bayer Corp. sales representative nearly $900,000 after finding that the … Continue reading

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Missouri Hospital System Agrees to Pay $9.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Stark Law Violations

Department of Justice  Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 5, 2012  Missouri Hospital System Agrees to Pay $9.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Stark Law Violations Hospital Allegedly Improperly Compensated Physicians for Referrals Freeman Health … Continue reading

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Pfizer discloses $491M charge for Rapamune marketing settlement

Pfizer has disclosed a $491 million charge for a Rapamune marketing settlement, fiercepharma.com reports, citing Dow Jones. The company made a deal with the US Justice Department to resolve the long-standing probe, which Pfizer inherited when it bought Wyeth in … Continue reading

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Omeros Settles Wrongful Termination Suit With Former CFO for $3.9M

Omeros, the Seattle-based drug developer, has ended a long-running dispute with former chief financial officer Richard Klein by agreeing to pay him $3.94 million to settle a wrongful termination case he brought against the company three years ago. Omeros (NASDAQ: OMER) said today … Continue reading

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Orthofix Subsidiary, Blackstone Medical, Pays U.S. $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2012  Orthofix Subsidiary, Blackstone Medical, Pays U.S. $30 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations  Allegedly Paid Kickbacks to Doctors to Induce Use of Company’s Products Orthofix … Continue reading

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United States Sues Virginia-based Contractor for False Claims Under Contract for Security in Iraq

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 31, 2012 United States Sues Virginia-based Contractor for False Claims UnderContract for Security in Iraq - Allegedly Billed US for Security Guards Who Did Not Meet Contract Requirements  The … Continue reading

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