The Department of Justice recently reported that the healthcare industry accounted for $2.5 billion of the $2.8 billion dollars it recovered in False Claims Act (FCA) cases in Fiscal Year 2018. Qui tam actions (FCA claims brought by private individuals on behalf of the government) allow whistleblowers to receive up to 30 percent of the

A hospital lawfully discontinued the services of a physician who complained about overcrowded emergency room conditions, a federal appeals court found in Genova v. Banner Health; et al., No. 12-1314 (10th Cir. August 20, 2013), rejecting the physician’s claims that the hospital and its administrator violated the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”) and Colorado state law by discontinuing his services.
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An Illinois jury hit a skilled nursing facility (SNF) with a $29 million verdict after agreeing with allegations by former employees that the SNF knowingly provided worthless services to its residents and submitted over 1700 false claims to the government for their care.
Continue Reading Jury Awards $29 Million Against Nursing Home for False Claims Act Violations