The Senate Finance Committee is investigating whether four for-profit home-health companies purposely increased high-paying home health visits specifically to receive increased Medicare reimbursements. The companies at issue are Amedisys, LHC roup Inc., Gentiva Health Services Inc., and Almost Family Inc. Letters sent to the home health companies state that the companies appear to have intentionally [...]
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed civil fraud charges against SpongeTech Delivery Systems, and the FBI has arrested its two top executives on conspiracy to commit civil fraud and obstruction of justice charges. SpongeTech, a manufacturer of sponges containing soap, is alleged to have falsified financial reports claiming sales to fictitious companies. Company [...]
Four states and 43 cities, towns and water districts in California have joined in a False Claims Act lawsuit against JM Eagle, a California PVC pipe maker alleged to have sold defective PVC pipes to government-owned utilities across the country. The states involved include Nevada, Virginia, Tennessee and Delaware.
At the end of March, a jury returned a split verdict against Tuomey Healthcare System, of Sumter, South Carolina in a federal False Claims Act suit by the Justice Department. The jury’s verdict—that the hospital violated the Stark Law but not the False Claims Act—has left both sides asking the judge for relief this week. [...]