Category Archives: Health Care Fraud

Court Holds that Florida Hospital Violated the Stark Law

In a well-written opinion, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that Halifax Hospital Medical Center (“Halifax Hospital”) violated the Stark Law when it entered into compensation arrangements with various oncologists in 2005.

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Companies Agree to Pay $30 Million to Settle Allegations Regarding the Sale of Defective Heart Devices

Boston Scientific and its subsidiaries agreed to pay $30 million to settle claims that the subsidiaries knowingly sold defective heart devices (implantable defibrillators) between 2002 and 2005 that were implanted into Medicare patients. 

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Tuomey Healthcare System Ordered to Pay Over $237 Million for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations

Earlier this month, a judge ordered Tuomey Healthcare System (“Tuomey”) to pay $237.5 million, after a jury found that the company violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act.   

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Mobile Lab Company Pays $17.5 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

On September 25, 2013, the Department of Justice announced that Kan-Di-Ki LLC, doing business as Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology, will pay $17.5 million to settle claims that the company fraudulently billed Medicare and California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal). 

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The Lure of Easy Money: Health Care Fraud in 2013

As Glenn Frey (of Eagles fame) put it, “It’s the lure of easy money, it’s gotta very strong appeal.”  There is no question that there are big dollars in health care in this country.  Approximately 17 cents of every dollar … Continue reading

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Government Intervenes in False Claims Act Lawsuit Involving Kickbacks to Physicians’ Spouses

On July 19, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was intervening in a whistleblower lawsuit against A Plus Home Health Care, Inc. and its owner.

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