Healthcare related Fraud, Settlements, and Investigations under the False Claims Act

DaVita Healthcare Partners — FCA Settlement

In October 2014, DOJ announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, one of the largest dialysis providers in the United States, had agreed to pay $350 million to resolve FCA allegations that it paid kickbacks to induce referrals to its clinics. Among other allegations, the government asserted that DaVita entered into joint ventures with physicians, either by […]

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Device Maker Settles For $8 Million For Allegedly Selling Products Manufactured in Malaysia

An interesting False Claims Act issue cropped up in a recent $8 million settlement involving U.K.-based medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew. The company allegedly violated the U.S. Federal Trade Agreement Act (TAA) by selling orthopedic devices to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs that were manufactured in Malaysia, a country that has not executed a […]

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Hospital System Agrees to Pay the Government $85 Million

Florida Hospital System Agrees to Pay the Government $85 Million to Settle Allegations of Improper Financial Relationships with Referring Physicians Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. (Halifax), a hospital system based in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area, have agreed to pay $85 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act […]

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Community Health Systems Inc. to Pay $98.15 Million

Community Health Systems Inc. to Pay $98.15 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations The Justice Department announced today that Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS), the nation’s largest operator of acute care hospitals, has agreed to pay $98.15 million to resolve multiple lawsuits alleging that the company knowingly billed government health care programs for inpatient […]

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Nursing Home Pharmacy Company to Pay $124 Million

Nation’s Largest Nursing Home Pharmacy Company to Pay $124 Million to Settle Allegations Involving False Billings to Federal Health Care Programs Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes, has agreed to pay $124.24 million for allegedly offering improper financial incentives to skilled nursing facilities in return for their […]

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AstraZeneca to Pay $7.9 Million

AstraZeneca to Pay $7.9 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations AstraZeneca LP, a pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Delaware, has agreed to pay the government $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme in violation of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today.  AstraZeneca markets and sells pharmaceutical products in the […]

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Medtronic to Pay $4.41 Million

Medtronic to Pay $4.41 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Unlawfully Sold Medical Devices Manufactured Overseas The Justice Department announced today that Medtronic plc and affiliated Medtronic companies, Medtronic Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc., have agreed to pay $4.41 million to the United States to resolve allegations that they violated […]

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