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Bill Meant to Protect Whistleblowers

August 10, 2018

Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would provide more protections to whistleblowers. Democratic Representative Jack Cera is a co-sponsor of a new bill that would provide more protections to people who report wrongdoing involving taxpayer funds. “No one should be silenced for fear of losing their job, be […]

Whistleblower to share in $65-million settlement from Prime Healthcare in Medicare overbilling case

August 4, 2018

A San Diego whistleblower will receive $17.2 million with the settlement of a 7-year-old false claims lawsuit against Prime Health Care regarding overbilling for Medicare services at 14 California hospitals. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached a $65-million settlement with the Ontario-based healthcare system, resolving allegations that Prime “engaged in […]

Beaumont settles $84.5 million federal whistleblower case

August 2, 2018

Beaumont Health has agreed to pay an $84.5 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice, state of Michigan and four whistleblowers for violating federal laws that bar hospitals from overcompensating physicians and filing false claims. The settlement resolves whistleblower lawsuits filed by four former employees and physicians of Beaumont that go back to contract […]

U.S. derivatives regulator doles out $45 million to whistleblowers

August 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. financial regulator announced on Thursday it had awarded whistleblowers over $45 million for helping the watchdog identify improper activity. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said the high payouts, a dramatic increase from smaller awards granted in prior years, are evidence the regulator is increasingly receiving tips to help hunt […]

Whistleblowers, Advocates, & Lawmakers Celebrate National Whistleblower Day on Capitol Hill

July 31, 2018

esterday, the country celebrated National Whistleblower Day. The day celebrates whistleblowers’ contributions to democracy, and commemorates the Founding Fathers’ unanimous passage of the first U.S. whistleblower law on July 30, 1778. The National Whistleblower Center hosted its annual National Whistleblower Daycelebration on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Senate also unanimously passed a resolution recognizing July 30th, 2018 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” In […]

What it means to be a whistleblower

July 30, 2018

Whistleblowers expose frauds and scandals, and have the power to upend a company’s bottom line. You don’t have to look any further than the recent headlines around Theranos — which was exposed by a whistleblower for defrauding investors, leading the company’s value to plummet from billions to zero — to know that reporting misconduct does […]

Medicare Whistleblowers to Receive $2 Million in False Claims Act Case Against Skilled Nursing Facility Operators

July 20, 2018

On July 18, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a ten-million-dollar settlement agreement with Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab, and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud. According to Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler, the case demonstrates the Department […]

Mobile-area healthcare whistleblower suit brings $10 million settlement

July 20, 2018

A five-year-old whistleblower complaint about alleged healthcare fraud at a south Alabama rehabilitation clinic has resulted in a $10 million settlement involving a string of facilities in Florida. The Department of Justice released news of the settlement this week. Long-sealed court documents, now revealed, lay out a narrative alleging that two healthcare companies systematically overbilled […]

Largest Award Issued in Commodity Fraud Case

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 12, 2018—The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced its largest whistleblower award to-date in a commodity fraud case.  According to the Commission, it issued “an award of approximately $30 million to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action” “This is a major breakthrough for […]

Preferred Care settles for $540,000 in whistleblower upcoding case

July 6, 2018

Nursing home chain Preferred Care agreed to settle False Claims Act charges for $540,000, the Department of Justice has announced. Federal officials accused the company of upcoding Medicare beneficiaries between July 2012 and October 2017, and of providing “worthless services” at Kentucky’s Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for three years.

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