The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that a whistleblower has helped recover $11.85 million for the federal government in a settlement of a Medicare kickback case.

The settlement resolves allegations that a pharmaceutical company violated the False Claims Act by paying the copays of Medicare beneficiaries through funding paid to a purportedly independent charity.  The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits pharmaceutical companies from providing any remuneration to induce Medicare beneficiaries to purchase their medications.

The whistleblower was awarded a $2.7 million share of the recovery for bringing these allegations to light.

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.

Additional Resources: 

Recent Developments in Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblower Law: Medicare Advantage Fraud

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