The Department of Labor has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Laurie Bebo against the company she used to lead, Assisted Living Concepts, according to ALC's recently filed quarterly results.
A whistleblower lawsuit involving a nursing home chain and therapy providers in Missouri can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. The False Claims Act case originated with allegations that a therapy company received more than $10 million in kickbacks as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and Medicaid.
The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to encourage Medicare fraud whistleblowers by substantially increasing their potential reward. The current maximum award of $1,000 would go up to $9.9 million per whistleblower if a recently proposed rule takes effect.
Biotechnology company Amgen will pay $24.9 million in a settlement over whistleblower allegations that the company paid kickbacks to long-term care pharmacies to increase the use of an anemia drug in nursing homes.
Federal authorities cracked down on another regional long-term care provider recently, reaching a roughly $2.7 million settlement in a lawsuit centering on alleged false therapy billing.
There are plenty of legal concerns that keep nursing home administrators awake at night. Many times, the demons can be kept under the bed or locked in the closet. But not always.
Two hospice providers and their parent company recently agreed to a $12 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower case over Medicare claims.
A False Claims Act lawsuit involving a nursing home chain and therapy providers in Missouri can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. The case originated when a whistleblower alleged that a therapy company received more than $10 million in kickbacks as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and Medicaid.
Tennessee-based nursing home operator Grace Healthcare LLC will pay the federal government more than $2.7 million, settling charges that Grace violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.
Two former nurses' complaints about alleged substandard care and inappropriate billing resulted in $28.1 million in penalties being levied against the former owner of an Illinois nursing home. A federal jury assessed the penalties.
A federal jury recently assessed penalties of $28.1 million against the former owner of an Illinois nursing home on charges that include Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Golden Living announced Wednesday it has reached a settlement deal totaling more than $613,000 with the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and the state of Georgia.
A California health maintenance organization will pay a record $320 million to settle charges that it was overpaid by the state's Medicaid program over several years.
Omnicare agreed to settle over claims it provided a kickback when it bought Total Pharmacy services LLC in 2004. Terms of the deal were not released.
A federal judge has declined to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The healthcare giant now will have to defend itself in court against allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to influence sale of antipsychotics to nursing home residents.
Nursing home pharmacy provider Omnicare Inc. on Tuesday said that it will pay $21 million to Michigan and Massachusetts to settle a whistleblower lawsuit.