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Monthly Archives: December 2021

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The Stark Law And Whistleblower Claims

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

Healthcare billing fraud is a significant problem in the United States. It occurs when providers in the medical industry—hospitals, physicians, clinics, pharmacies, etc—improperly bill private insurance companies or government programs. For health providers that accept government dollars (Medicare, Medicaid, etc), there are especially strict billing regulations in place. The Stark Law refers to a… Read More »

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Southwest Florida Fire Chief Files Whistleblower Complaint, Alleges COVID-19 Fraud

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to a report from Naples News Daily, Kevin Nelmes, a former division chief for Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, has filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the department. Mr. Nelmes alleges COVID-19 fraud, including violations of Federal Claims Act (FCA) and the Florida Public Whistleblower Act. Mr. Nelmes argues that his former employer… Read More »

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Florida Medical Device Company Will Pay $16 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Whistleblower Claim

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to a report from Reuters, a medical company will pay $16 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by a whistleblower. Arthrex Inc., a Southwest Florida medical device manufacturer, allegedly paid a medical professional (orthopedic surgeon) in Colorado several million in illegal kickbacks to use and recommend its products. In this… Read More »

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Florida Contractor Settles Qui Tam Claim, Whistleblower Exposes COVID-19 Fraud

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to a report from CBS Tampa Bay, a Florida company will pay $30,000 to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. Sextant Marine Consulting LLC—an HVAC contractor based in Doral, Florida—is facing sanctions for obtaining an improper duplicative loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In this article, our Florida COVID-19 fraud attorneys provide… Read More »

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