5 Recent FCA Employee Whistle-Blower Case Settlements

The following is a list of settlements of cases filed by employee whistle-blowers under the False Claims Act reported in the last 30 days, beginning with the most recent.

1. Hope Cancer Institute Settles Whistle-Blower Case For $3M
Hope Cancer Institute based in Kansas City and Raj Sadasivan, MD, the owner of the cancer institute, agreed to pay $2.9 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare, Medicaid and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program for drugs and services that were not provided to beneficiaries.

2. Valley Heart Consultants Settle False Claims Allegations for $3.9M
McAllen, Texas-based Valley Heart Consultants agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle a suit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.

3. Duke Health Reaches $1M Settlement in Fraudulent Billing Case
Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that it improperly charged Medicare and Medicaid.

4. American Family Care Settles False Claims Allegations
Birmingham, Ala.-based American Family Care agreed to pay the government $1.2 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations. 

5. Halifax Settled FCA Allegations for $85M, Announces DOJ
Daytona, Fla.-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing agreed to pay $85 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare that were in violation of the Stark Law, according to the Department of Justice.

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