$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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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 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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Medicare fraud whistleblowers to share in $5.25M

Medicare fraud whistleblowers will get a share of the $5.25 million settlement reached between the United States Department of Justice and a major pharmacy chain.  RxAmerica, a subsidiary of CVS Caremark, settled claims that it misrepresented the cost of prescription drugs to seniors under Medicare part D. Under the False Claims Act, a whistleblower receives a percentage of any monies recovered by the government.  The amount a whistleblower could receive ranges from 15 to 30 percent of the total monetary recovery by the government. If you have non-public information about Medicare fraud or...

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Ghost Patient Medicaid Fraud: NV woman sentenced

Medicaid fraud ghost patients A common form of Medicaid and Medicare fraud is the use of what is called ghost patients.  Health care providers submit claims to the government for health care services, medical devices, medical tests, pharmaceuticals, or procedures they never provide.  Either the patients do not exist at all, or the patients exist but did not receive the health care. If you have non-public information about ghost patient Medicaid fraud or other health care fraud, a whistleblower attorney can help you determine whether you have a case.  We can help evaluate whether you may be...

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GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion in Pharmaceutical Whistleblower Case

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion in fines to the government in a pharmaceutical whistleblower case.  This is the largest pharmaceutical fraud settlement to date, and brings whistleblower lawsuit settlements to a total of $10 billion for 2012.  Whistleblowers get a share of these settlements as a reward for reporting fraud under the False Claims Act. The pharmaceutical whistleblowers were four GSK employees, including a vice president and a senior marketing development manager.  The pharmaceutical fraud involved GSK’s conduct regarding Paxil,...

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