Over the past year, false claims prosecution under the "worthless services" theory has picked up traction. Now that the Department of Justice plans to simultaneously prosecute civil and criminal whistleblower claims, this legal approach may take on an even larger role.
A Tampa man was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison in a false claims case involving physical and occupational therapy services, while an Orlando couple was charged with Medicare fraud at their rehab center.
Implementing the federal False Claims Act resulted in $5.69 billion in recoveries in fiscal 2014, nearly $3 billion of it linked to whistleblower lawsuits, WOWT NBC News reported. Underlying these cumulative results, recent headlines describe the workings of the law in fraud cases successfully and unsuccessfully brought.
Corporate integrity agreements are often part of the deal when the Office of Inspector General settles false claims cases with providers and organizations. Entities agree to the terms of these...
In the government's largest failure-of-care false claims settlement with a skilled nursing facility chain, Extendicare Health Services Inc. and its subsidiary agreed to pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states, the Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General jointly announced.
Employers have more options to act against bad faith relators in False Claims cases, according to JDSupra Business Advisor.