Judge: Third Try Won’t be the Charm for Whistleblower

A U.S. District Court Judge earlier this month tossed a whistleblower lawsuit filed against a Florida compounding pharmacy finding that the former sales representative who filed the initial lawsuit in 2013 failed to make sufficient pleadings. However, defendant RS Compounding LLC in Tampa is not completely off the hook. The government intervened in, and the […]

The FCA and the Use of Statistical Sampling

The U.S. Department of Justice late last month agreed to a $275,000 settlement in a False Claims Act case against a South Carolina-based company that operates elder care facilities. What’s significant about this case is that two years earlier, the DOJ rejected a significantly higher – $2.5 million – settlement. In the initial case, United […]

OIG Cracks Down on Hospice Provider Fraud

Last year, the HHS Office of the Inspector General stated the hospice fraud was rampant and that it would be an enforcement priority for the agency. The OIG found that some hospice operators, doctors and staff were recruiting patients to maximize profits, even when in some cases the patients didn’t need hospice care. Their illegal […]

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