Posts Tagged ‘Hospital Fraud’

  • Bribery, Kickbacks, and Fraud – Oh My! California Settles Largest Medical Fraud at an Unprecedented $600 Million

    In what is being called the largest in California history, a now-defunct Long Beach hospital has been discovered to have engaged in an egregious healthcare fraud scandal – one that resulted in up to $600 million in claims being filed and consequently reimbursed. Pacific Hospital was involved in a variety of unscrupulous financial relationships in […]

  • Nation’s Largest Healthcare Fraud Settlement Doesn’t Stop Medical Behemoth

    Even fifteen years after their colossal 2002 payout, which is still recognized as the largest fraud settlement in United States history, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) remains a frequent topic of discussion at the Department of Justice. Surely, it’s not hard to see why; HCA owns and operates 162 hospitals and 113 surgery facilities, the […]

  • Four Hospitals Pay $8.6M to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks, Ambulance Fraud

    In a case brought to light by three whistleblowers, four Texas-based hospitals were alleged to have been paid a substantial amount of kickbacks from an array of emergency transportation providers in exchange for Medicare and Medicaid referrals. This practice, a direct violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, resulted in the four hospitals paying $8.6 million to […]

  • Brooklyn Clinic “Employs” Homeless in $70M Medicare Fraud Scheme

    As if Medicaid fraud didn’t already victimize the nation’s most needy and impoverished individuals as it is, the now-former owner of a Brooklyn-based healthcare clinic figured out how to further abuse these individuals in the pursuit of lining his own pockets. Over the course of nine years, Victor Lipkin and eight others would recruit and […]

  • Kickbacks Prove That Sharing Is Not Always Caring

    A $42 million settlement marks the end of a four-year investigation which alleged that PAMC Ltd. And Pacific Alliance Medical Center, Inc. together submitted false claims to both the federal government and the State of California and consequently used the reimbursements to violate the Anti-Kickback Statue and Stark Laws. The settlement will be split between […]