MedStar Health to Pay $35M to Settle Kickback Allegations
MedStar Health and two affiliates allegedly paid kickbacks to a cardiovascular surgeons group under the guise of professional services agreements.
InnovationDeath By A Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make healthcare better, safer, and cheaper. Ten...
Texas Hospital Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme
The former leader of Palo Pinto General Hospital and his coconspirators used the hospital's national provider ID to submit fraudulent...
Covidien to Pay $17.4M to Settle Kickbacks Allegations
Federal prosecutors said the illegal remuneration took the form of free or discounted medical practice and market development support for...
Vanguard SNFs to Pay $18M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Prosecutors allege that Vanguard SNFs and top executives submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for "worthless" services.
Texas Doc, Hospital Owner Convicted in Fraud Scheme
The fraudsters peddled weight-loss shots on Groupon, but subjected patients to unneeded tests, and billed for hospital services to get...
Prime Healthcare, CEO Pay $1.25M to Settle More Upcoding Allegations
Prosecutors say two Pennsylvania hospitals owned by the California-based, for-profit health system billed Medicare for unneeded overnight hospital stays.
Mississippi Physicians to Pay $817K to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Federal prosecutors say the physicians in the now-dissolved Mississippi medical group failed to return Medicare overpayments, but self-reported the infractions...
EHR Vendor Pays $57.2M to Settle False Claims, Anti-Kickback Allegations
Prosecutors allege that Greenway Health lied about the meaningful use certification of its Prime Suite electronic health records software.
Texas Pathology Lab Pays $63.5M to Settle False Claims, Kickback Allegations
Miraca Life Sciences allegedly subsidized physicians' EHR costs, and provided free or discounted consulting services in exchange for patient referrals.
FinanceSwindler Dupes Georgia Health System Finance Director Into $1.2M Wire Payment
Police are investigating after the executive reportedly sent organization funds to someone posing as a representative of a construction company...
Top 5 Healthcare Sector Fraud Settlements for 2018
The federal government collected $2.8 billion in False Claims Act settlements across all sectors of the economy in 2018, but...