11 latest False Claims Act settlements

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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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