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Monthly Archives: July 2022

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Understanding The False Claims Act: What Is Scienter?

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

The False Claims Act is one of the most powerful whistleblower protection statutes. Under the False Claims Act, a whistleblower with knowledge of fraud against a federal government program can bring a qui tam lawsuit action against the responsible party. If a qui tam lawsuit is successful, the whistleblower is entitled to receive a… Read More »

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Physician Pays Nearly $800,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Violations

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Vinay K. Malviya M.D. of Michigan will pay $775,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The gynecologic oncologist allegedly billed federal health programs for operations and procedures that were “medically unnecessary.” The health bill fraud case was brought to light after three whistleblowers filed a qui tam… Read More »

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Home Health Agency In Florida Agrees To Pay $2.1 Million To Settle False Claims Act Case

By Guttman, Freidin & Celler |

On May 9th, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that SHC Home Health Services of Florida, LLC—a home health agency offering services in Miami, FL—has agreed to pay $2.1 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. The company allegedly overbilled Medicare. Here, our Florida whistleblower lawyers… Read More »

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