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DOJ adds another 51 hospitals and $23 million to $250 million Medicare fraud allegations settlement

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced Wednesday that another 51 hospitals have settled with the government to wrap up a Medicare fraud suit filed under the False Claims Act. In 2008, the government began a federal probe sparked by allegations…
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False Claims Act, medical fraud, Medicare, Whistleblower award

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Medicare and Medicaid whistleblower claims rising

As health care enrollments under the Affordable Care Act increase each year, the potential for healthcare waste, fraud and abuse has also increased. To deter heathcare fraud, the government has whistleblower laws to protect individuals who reveal wrongdoing, especially within…
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False Claims Act, Medicaid, medical fraud, Medicare, Qui Tam, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower protection

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Colorado to pay $280,000 to prisons whistleblower

A whistleblower formerly employed by the Colorado prison system will be paid  $280,000 to settle her complaint that the state tried to punish and silence her for her whistleblowing activities. Maureen O’Keefe, the former director of Colorado Department of Corrections’…
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Whistleblower, Whistleblower award, Whistleblower protection, workplace retaliation

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Whistleblower award of $700,000 to an “outsider”

A whistleblower is usually someone who works for a company where fraud is suspected; someone with “insider” knowledge of what’s going on within the company. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the whistleblower is an outsider with expert knowledge…
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Dodd-Frank Act, Government, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Whistleblower, whistleblower attorney, Whistleblower award

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