Monthly Archives: April 2013

OIG Updates Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services recently updated its Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, which establishes a procedure for health providers to voluntarily disclose instances of potential fraud involving federal health care … Continue reading

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Amgen Inc. Agrees To Pay $24.9 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit

Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay $24.9 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The allegations in this case relate to Amgen’s business practices concerning the sale of Aranesp, a … Continue reading

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Office of Inspector General Issues Special Fraud Alert Addressing Physician Owned Entities

The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) recently issued a Special Fraud Alert addressing physician-owned entities that derive revenue from the sale of implantable medical devices ordered by their physician-owners for use in … Continue reading

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Whistleblower To Receive $200,000 For Exposing Improper Lobbying Practices

A former employee of Fluor Hanford LLC will receive $200,000 for filing a False Claims Act lawsuit that revealed Fluor’s improper use of federal funds for lobbying purposes. Fluor Hanford LLC, a Department of Energy (“DOE”) contractor, agreed to pay … Continue reading

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Sales Representative To Receive $1,585,892.56 For Filing Whistleblower Lawsuit

A former sales representative will receive $1,585,892.56 as his share of the recovery obtained by the government in a False Claims Act lawsuit. CDW-Government LLC agreed to pay $5.66 million to resolve the whistleblower’s allegations in this case that it … Continue reading

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