The Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the recovery of $1.75 million with the help of two Georgia whistleblowers.
The settlement resolves allegations that an Atlanta area medical provider submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid to obtain hospice benefits for ineligible patients and allegations of unlawful kickbacks paid to physicians to induce referrals.
The lawsuit was initially filed by two whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (FCA). For their assistance in recovering funds for the federal government and the state of Georgia, the whistleblowers will be awarded an undisclosed share of the recovery.
This recent settlement reiterates the DoJ’s growing emphasis on nursing home fraud and other schemes that affect the elderly.
If you have uncovered fraud against the government, contact the whistleblower attorneys at Miller Law Group today for a free consultation.
The claims and settlement discussed above are allegations only. There has been no determination of liability.
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