Category Archives: Health Care Fraud

Ten Largest False Claims Act Settlements By Pharmaceutical Companies

Pharmaceutical companies have been a part of some of the largest settlements in the history of the FCA.  Below is a list of the ten largest FCA settlements by members of the pharmaceutucal industry:

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Hospital System Pays Over $98 Million to Resolve FCA Allegations

The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems (CHS) agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary inpatient admissions and by one … Continue reading

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2013 Was a Record Year for the False Claims Act

According to Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics, 2013 saw a record number of relator-initiated (“qui tam”) False Claims Act lawsuits.

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Omnicare Pays Over $124 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

Omnicare Inc., the largest nursing home pharmacy company in the country, has agreed to pay $124.24 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations initially brought by two whistleblowers, the Department of Justice announced.  

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Medtronic Pays Nearly $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that medical device company, Medtronic, had agreed to pay $9.9 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it paid kicbacks to physicians to induce them to implant the company’s pacemakers and defibrillators.

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Medical Center Agrees to Pay Almost $41 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice announced on May 28, 2014, that Ashland Hospital Corp., doing business as King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), agreed to pay $40.9 million to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicare and the Kentucky … Continue reading

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