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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…

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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…

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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…

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