$4 Million Medicare Whistleblower Reward & More

View as slideshow Doc gets $4 Million reward for reporting Medicare Fraud. Tampa Doctor Getting $4 Million for Exposing Medicare Fraud TAMPA | A Tampa pathologist who blew the whistle on Medicare fraud will get $4 million for his trouble, the U.S. Justice Department said … 00Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Theledger · Permalink NJ Doc gets locked up for illegal kickbacks. West Orange Doctor Sentenced in Kickback Scheme A northern New Jersey doctor is headed to prison for his role...

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Off-Label Marketing Case Settled by Pfizer for $55M

For off-label marketing of the drug Protonix and other fraudulent conduct, Pfizer has agreed to pay $55 million in its settlement with the United States Department of Justice. Protonix is an acid reflex drug produced by Wyeth, which is owned by Pfizer. Off-label marketing “Wyeth tried to cheat the system by obtaining a limited FDA approval for Protonix, fully intending to promote this drug for additional, unapproved uses,” stated U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. The Food and Drug Administration only approved Protonix for a particular kind of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)...

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Reporting Medicare fraud brings $18.1M reward

  Reporting Medicare fraud paid off for hospital administrator Randi Ferrare, who will get a $1.8 million Medicare fraud reward.  The reward is her share of the $10.1 million government settlement with Morton Plan Health System. Ferrare brought a Medicare Whistleblower suit under the Federal False Claims Act, alleging that the Florida hospital system over-billed Medicare.  Hospitals affiliated with Morton Plant Health Care billed certain cardiac procedures as inpatient care, when it should have been billed on a lower cost outpatient basis. The rates Medicare pays for inpatient care...

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Medicare fraud doctor recruited patients with fast food

A $5.4 million Medicare fraud scheme lands gynecologist Jonathan Agbebiyi in prison.  Agbebiyi was sentenced to 60 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution. He was a part of a conspiracy to bill Medicare for unnecessary neurological tests at three Michigan clinics.  Some of the unnecessary tests included sending an electrical current through the arms and legs of the patients. Explains the U.S. Department of Justice: Evidence at trial showed that the patients were not referred to the clinics by their primary care physicians, or for any other legitimate purpose,...

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Medicare Whistleblower Pharmacy Receives Millions

A Medicare whistleblower pharmacy in Florida is leading the way in reporting Medicare fraud.  After numerous successful False Claims Act cases, Ven-a-care pharmacy is making millions in Medicare fraud rewards. Reporting Medicare Fraud in Florida A special report from Florida Trend details how the small pharmacy has become one of the most successful Medicare whistleblowers in the country.  Ven-a-care is responsible for exposing billions in over-charges to Medicare and Medicaid for prescription drugs. Explains the report: In August 2011, Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a three-paragraph...

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