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In Case Alleging Nationwide Pharmacy Fraud, Kmart Scores Narrow Settlement

On Thursday, March 8, Kmart Corporation inked a settlement of a False Claims Act investigation[1] in which the qui tam relator initially alleged systematic pharmacy billing fraud across twenty-seven states for $525,000.[2] Brought by a pharmacist formerly employed at a Kmart in Lakeport, California, the original complaint alleged among other things that, instead of using … Continue Reading

DOJ Releases its 2016 False Claims Act Recovery Statistics

Yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual False Claims Act (FCA) recovery statistics, which revealed that Fiscal Year 2016 has been another lucrative year for FCA enforcement.  Based on these statistics, DOJ recovered more than $4.7 billion in civil FCA settlements this fiscal year — the third highest annual recovery since the Act … Continue Reading

Hundreds of Hospitals Will Pay Over $250 Million in Nationwide FCA Settlement

457 hospitals (or, expressed differently, nearly 10% of all of the hospitals in the United States) have recently agreed to settlements worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars arising out of an investigation into Medicare billings for allegedly unnecessary cardiac implants known as implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs. ICDs regulate heart rhythms and … Continue Reading
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