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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Celgene Pays $280M in Off-Label Marketing FCA Case

Celgene has agreed to pay $280 million to settle allegations that the company marketed two of its drugs for off-label uses.  According to DOJ: The settlement resolves allegations brought in a “whistleblower” lawsuit that Celgene promoted two cancer drugs – Thalomid and Revlimid – for uses that were not approved by the FDA and not…

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Genesis Healthcare to Pay $53.6 Million to Settle FCA Suit

Genesis Healthcare, a company that owns and operates skilled nursing, rehab, and hospice facilities, has agreed to pay $53.6 million to settle allegations that it billed for services that were unnecessary or not provided.  According to the DOJ press release: This settlement resolves four sets of allegations. First, the settlement resolves allegations that from April 1,…

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Military Food Contractor Pays $95 Million

Agility Public Warehousing Co. KSC has agreed to pay $95 million to settle civil, criminal, and administrative allegations that the company overcharged the military under contracts to provide food to U.S. troops.  According to the government, Agility failed to disclose and pass along discounts that it received from its suppliers, thereby charging the military inflated…

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Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pay $10M to Settle NIH Fraud Allegations

Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (“BWH”) have agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations related to NIH grant funding for stem cell research.  According to the government: [Doctors formerly affiliated with BWH]knew or should have known that their laboratory promulgated and relied upon manipulated and falsified information, including confocal microscope images and…

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Walgreens Settles FCA Cases for $9.86M

Walgreens has settled False Claims Act cases initiated by two whistleblowers alleging that the company failed to comply with Medi-Cal requirements for prescription drugs.  Under Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, pharmacies are required to confirm that certain drugs were prescribed for approved purposes and that certain criteria are met.  Walgreens allegedly failed to review the criteria…

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IT Company Pays $45M to Settle GSA Pricing Fraud Allegations

IT company CA Inc. agreed to pay $45 million to settle an FCA case alleging that: CA did not fully and accurately disclose its discounting practices to GSA contracting officers. Specifically, the agreement resolves claims that CA provided false information about the discounts it gave commercial customers for its software licenses and maintenance services at the…

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Six Qui Tam “Whistleblower Suits” Result in Shire Plc Subsidiaries Paying $350 Million for False Claims in Connection With Illegal Kickbacks and Incentives

Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC and other subsidiaries of Shire plc (Shire) will pay $350 million to settle federal and state False Claims Act allegations that Shire and Advanced BioHealing (ABH) — a company it acquired in 2011 — employed kickbacks and other unlawful methods to induce clinics and physicians to use or overuse its product “Dermagraft,” a…

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