5 Recent FCA Employee Whistle-Blower Case Settlements

The following is a list of settlements of cases filed by employees under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provision of the False Claims Act reported in the last 30 days.

1. Baptist Health Settles False Claims Allegations For $2.5M
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health System agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations its subsidiaries violated the False Claims Act.

2. Somerset Medical Center Settles Kickback Allegations
Somerville, N.J.-based Somerset Medical Center agreed to pay $435,640 to settle allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act by making improper rental payments to a cardiology group in exchange for referrals.

3. Amedisys to Pay $150M to Settle False Claims, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law Allegations
Baton Rouge, La.-based Amedisys, one of the country's largest providers of home health services, and its affiliates agreed to pay the government $150 million to resolve allegations brought under the False Claims Act.

4. HMA's Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma to Pay $1.5M in False Claims Settlement
The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, and its parent company, Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates, agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations the hospital billed the Oklahoma Medicaid program for surgical procedures that were not medically necessary.

5. All Children's Hospital, Pediatric Physician Services, All Children's Health System to Pay $7M to Settle Stark Law Violations
All Children's Hospital, Pediatric Physician Services and All Children's Health System, three St. Petersburg, Fla.-based organizations, settled a whistle-blower lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act for $7 million.

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