4 latest False Claims Act settlements

The following healthcare organizations entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act since Dec. 29.

1. Penn Health System settles improper billing allegations for $845k
Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System agreed to pay the federal government $845,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

2. Walgreens to pay $50M kickback settlement
Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens agreed to pay $50 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act.

3. Shire Pharmaceuticals settles landmark kickback case for $350M
Shire Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in Lexington, Mass., agreed to pay $350 million to settle federal and state False Claims Act allegations

4. California sleep clinic settles billing fraud allegations
San Francisco-based Bay Sleep Clinic, two of its related businesses and their owners agreed to pay the federal government $2.6 million to resolve allegations they submitted fraudulent bills to Medicare. The allegations against the defendants were originally brought in a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provisions of the False Claims Act.

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