11 latest False Claims Act settlements

The following healthcare organizations entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act since February.

1. Mercy Hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false billing allegations
Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.) and Mercy Clinic Springfield (Mo.) Communities agreed to pay the federal government $34 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

2. Omnicare to pay $8M to settle false claims allegations in 28 states
Omnicare, a pharmacy services provider owned by Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health, agreed to pay 28 states a combined $8 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

3. Wisconsin Department of Health Services to pay $6.9M to settle false billing claims
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services agreed to pay the federal government $6.9 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

4. Texas psychiatric hospital pays $860k to settle false claims case
University Behavioral Health of El Paso (Texas) entered into an $860,000 civil settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations the psychiatric hospital violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

5. Walgreens pays $9.8M to resolve false claims allegations
Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens paid the federal government $9.86 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting improper claims to California's Medicaid program.

6. IU Health, HealthNet pay $18M to resolve false billing allegations
Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health and HealthNet, a federally qualified health center that primarily provides care to low-income populations, agreed to pay the federal government and Indiana a combined $18 million to resolve False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute allegations.

7. TeamHealth to pay $60M to resolve false claims case
TeamHealth, a physician staffing company based in Knoxville, Tenn., agreed to pay the federal government $60 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

8. Oklahoma hospital, ex-COO and physicians settle false billing case
Norman (Okla.) Regional Health System, its former COO and six radiologists agreed to pay the federal government $1.6 million to settle allegations they engaged in a fraudulent billing scheme.

9. Quest Diagnostics agrees to pay $6M False Claims Act settlement
Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics agreed to pay $6 million to settle allegations its subsidiary, Alameda, Calif.-based Berkeley HeartLab, violated the False Claims Act.

10. Hospice companies to pay $12.2M to settle false billing case
Mooresville, N.C.-based hospice company Curo Health Services and several of its affiliates agreed to pay the federal government a combined $12.21 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.

11. Michigan hospital pays $791k to resolve false billing allegations
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Mich., agreed to pay $791,047 to settle false claims allegations.

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