James-Hoyer: Whistleblower News

Cardiac Monitoring Companies and Executive Agree to Pay $13.45 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

AMI Monitoring Inc. aka Spectocor, its owner, Joseph Bogdan, Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC, and Medicalgorithmics SA, the current majority owner of Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC, have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for higher and more expensive levels of cardiac monitoring services than requested by the ordering more »

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West Des Moines Man Pleads Guilty to False Claims Act Investigation For Almost $900,000

A durable medical equipment store owner who provided false documents to the United States Attorney’s Office during a civil False Claims Act investigation pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. James O’Connor, 64, from West Des Moines, Iowa, was convicted of one count of Making and Using False Documents, in violation of 18 more »

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Misr Sons Development S.A.E. Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Misr Sons Development S.A.E. (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company with its principal place of business in Cairo, Egypt, has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle allegations that HAS submitted false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts, the Justice Department announced today. “Contractors who misrepresent their eligibility for government contracts more »

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Cherry Hill Doctor And Son Admit Defrauding Medicare, Agree To $1.78 Million Settlement

A doctor and his chiropractor son admitted conspiring to defraud Medicare by using unqualified people to give physical therapy to Medicare recipients, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Robert Claude McGrath D.O., 65, and his son Robert Christopher McGrath, 47, both of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert more »

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Freedom Health Pays $32.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

The James Hoyer law firm served as local counsel in a whistleblower case against Freedom Health, which provides managed care services.  Freedom agreed to pay a total of $32.5 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in illegal schemes to maximize payments from the government for it’s Medicare Advantage plans. Here is the Department of more »

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Whistleblower says Insurers Bilking Medicare Advantage

A high level whistleblower who worked for UnitedHealth Group says his company and other insurers have been bilking taxpayers by gaming the system to get higher payments.  Benjamin Poehling, a former finance director with United Health, told the New York Times the insurers falsely make it appear that some seniors are sicker than they truly are more »

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$18 Million Settlement: IU Health/HealthNet Whistleblower Case

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A whistleblower suit filed by Dr. Judith Robinson under the False Claims Act has led to an $18 million settlement with two of Indiana’s largest health care providers.  Indiana University Health and HealthNet have agreed to pay $18 million to the federal government and State of Indiana to resolve illegal kickback and false billing claims.  more »

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Proposed Improvements to IRS Whistleblower Program

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Ron Wyden today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve IRS communication with tax fraud whistleblowers and protect those whistleblowers from workplace retaliation, they announced in a news release. “Whistleblowers have helped the IRS recover more than $3 billion for the taxpayers that otherwise would have been lost to fraud,” Grassley said. more »

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Military Contractor PTP Settles Whistleblower Case

James Hoyer Partner Jillian Estes interviewed by ABC Action News

People Technology & Processes, LLC (“PTP”), a defense contractor based in Lakeland, Florida, agreed to settle a whistleblower case in which the company was accused of billing for work never performed for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, the James Hoyer law firm announced today.  The company was also accused of falsifying records to cover up more »

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Prime Healthcare Loses Motion to Dismiss: Whistleblower Case Moves Forward

A blow was dealt to Prime Healthcare as a California federal court issued three rulings denying motions filed on behalf of the hospital corporation. As a result, an important whistleblower case, alleging Prime inappropriately admitted patients to increase profits, will move forward. “This is a very important ruling,” said James Hoyer Law Firm Partner Elaine more »

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