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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Medical Equipment Medicaid Fraud: Wheelchair rip-off

A man has pled guilty to charging Medicaid for expensive power wheelchairs while actually providing cheap, basic wheelchairs to recipients.  Charging the government for more expensive medical equipment than actually provided is a common form of Medicaid Fraud called up-coding.  The man, Uche Ben Odunzeh, also billed Medicaid for medical supplies he never even provided.  Odunzeh, the owner of Empire Medical Services, submitted false claims to the government amounting to more than $275,000. If you have non-public information about medical equipment Medicaid fraud or other health care fraud,...

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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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