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Whistleblower Suit Results in Georgia Hospital paying more than $2.5 million to settle allegations of inflated bills and unnecessary ambulance trips.

The Medical Center, Navicent Health has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted bills for ambulance trips that were either inflated or medically unnecessary. The settlement follows a 27-month investigation — prompted by a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Navicent paramedic — of the hospital’s ambulance billing practices…


Visiting Nurse Service to Pay $35 Million to Settle FCA Suit

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that it had settled a False Claims Act suit against Visiting Nurse Service: [T]he United States has settled civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act against VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK, VNS CHOICE, and VNS CHOICE COMMUNITY CARE (collectively, “VNS”) related to…


Congressional Report Deems IPSIGs a “Best Practice”

A Subcommittee of the Congressional House Committee on Homeland Security issued a report on the subject of “An Examination of Federal 9/11 Assistance to New York: Lessons Learned in Preventing Waste, Fraud, Abuse, and Lax Management.”  Following Congressional Hearings in July, the Subcommittee  has  released a glowing report on their findings and conclusions about the role of IPSIGs…