Employee Section 6032 “Employee Education About False Claims Recovery” requires that entities receiving or making more than $5 million in annual payments under a state Medicaid plan, must, as a condition of participation, create written compliance policies designed to educate employees, contractors and agents about false claims, false statements and whistleblower protections under applicable federal [...]
As a result of violating Stark Laws and submitting improper bills to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, the Marion County Medical Center in South Carolina will pay $3.75 Million arising out of a qui tam False Claims Act case filed by a whistleblower. For more information click here.
This case settlement is a recent example of false claims act liability based upon false certification. Although this is not a healthcare fraud case, we point out that false certification in the healthcare fraud field is still probably going strong and the basis for liability. To see a brief story, click here.
An Arkansas physician was sentenced to prison for his role in a Medicare fraud case involving motorized wheelchairs. The physician convinced his elderly patients to seek motorized wheelchairs which were paid for with Government funds. The wheelchair supplier was allegedly paid kickbacks as part of the scheme. For more information, click here.
A new Taxpayers Against Fraud Report confirms the success of the Qui Tam provisions of the False Claims Act in fighting health care fraud. To see the full Report, click here.