Government Intervenes in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger Montague Against Texas Cardiovascular Center. Exposing Misconduct.

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Government Intervenes in Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger Montague Against Texas Cardiovascular Center

October 15, 2018

PHILADEPHIA, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Berger Montague is pleased to announce that the government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by shareholder Shauna Itri, along with co-counsel, against a cardiovascular center in Texas. The lawsuit alleges that the cardiologist group defrauded the government by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services. An […]


Tips for Whistleblowers

October 8, 2018

In broken healthcare systems, whistleblowing becomes an integral part of reporting on failures to deliver to the needs of the sick and vulnerable. Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, the head of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), shares some simple tips on whistleblowing for healthcare workers working in the South African public health sector.


EAMC and subsidary pay $6.6 million in toxicology lab scheme

October 2, 2018

EAST ALABAMA – The East Alabama Medical Center and one of its subsidiary companies will now have to pay more than $6.6 million to the federal government after settling a kickback scheme. According to a lawyer in the case, a whistleblower in the aperian toxicology lab came forward after noticing hundreds of drug test samples coming in from as far away as Michigan in […]


FEDS SETTLE HUGE WHISTLEBLOWER SUIT OVER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE FRAUD

October 2, 2018

One of the nation’s largest dialysis providers will pay $270 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegation that it helped Medicare Advantage insurance plans cheat the government for several years. The settlement by HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, part of giant dialysis company DaVita Inc., is believed to be the largest to date involving allegations that some […]


North Carolina Physicians’ Whistleblower Lawsuit Leads to Second Multi-Million-Dollar Recovery in Ground-Breaking Emergency Room Fraud Case

September 27, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced that HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC. (“HMA”), now known as Health Management Associates, LLC, and its parent, will pay over $260 million to resolve false hospital billing and kickback allegations. This settlement includes civil […]


Health Management Associates Pays $260 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuits

September 25, 2018

Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), a subsidiary of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH), today agreed to pay more than $260 million to settle whistleblower lawsuits alleging wide-ranging misconduct in emergency rooms, including $62.5 million to resolve allegations that HMA forced physicians to make unnecessary admissions to its hospitals. The United States Department of Justice […]


SEC Announces $4 Million Bounty to Foreign Whistleblower

September 24, 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded an anonymous foreign whistleblower, who had come forward with information leading to an enforcement action with a regulatory bounty. The tipster is getting $4 million, in line with most payouts the Wall Street’s top regulator has made to tipsters since it distributing awards six years ago. Committed to […]


TSA Whistleblowers Named Public Servants of the Year

September 20, 2018

The Office of Special Counsel has named three TSA employees as winners of its Public Servants of the Year award for blowing the whistle on “systemic deficiencies and lax airport security protocols that were largely dismissed by TSA leadership.” F. Michael Abreu, Heather Callahan Chuck, Sharlene Mata each served as deputy federal security directors for […]


Whistleblower Advocacy Group Requests SEC Extend Public Comment Period on Controversial Changes to Whistleblower Program

September 17, 2018

Today the National Whistleblower Center(NWC), the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacy group, formally requested the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the public comment period for proposed changes to the SEC Whistleblower Program.  The request is based on the failure of the SEC to produce 15,877 emails and other documents it identified in response to a Freedom of Information Act […]


SEC: Whistleblower Receives Award Of Approximately $1.5 Million

September 14, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a whistleblower has earned an award of more than $1.5 million.  The whistleblower provided the SEC with vital information and ongoing assistance that proved important to the overall success of an enforcement action.  However, the SEC’s order notes that the award was reduced because the whistleblower did […]


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