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Qui Tam Lawsuit Involving Healthcare Fraud Intervened by US Government

December 31, 2013 - United States intervenes in a qui tam lawsuit alleging that IPC the Hospitalist Company, Inc., committed healthcare fraud by up-coding physicians’ services and defrauding Medicare and Medicaid.

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Medicaid Fraud in New York Targeted by New House Report

March 28, 2013 - The issue of Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse in New York State addressed in the recent report by U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which also cites the $70 Million settlement of a Medicaid fraud case filed by LK whistleblower attorneys.

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$4.1 Billion Recovered in Health Care Judgments in 2011

February 14, 2012 - Up 50% from 2009, Federal authorities say they have recovered $4.1 billion in health care judgments in 2011, marking a record high. The Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services say agencies are doing a better job to stop the fraud by performing on site visits for moderate risk providers and performing criminal background and finger print checks for higher risk providers. In 2011, 323 defendants were charged in a $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme involving nine states, over 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists.

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14 Hospitals Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations for $11.9 Million

February 8, 2012 - Fourteen hospitals alleged to have submitted false claims to Medicare have reached a settlement with the Government for $11.9 million. It is alleged that these hospitals performed kyphoplasty procedures at in-patient facilities to increase Medicare billings during 2000-2008.

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Healthcare Workers & Clinics in Michigan Indicted for Alleged Medicare & Medicaid Kickbacks

February 7, 2012 - Healthcare professionals and other associated clinics of Lakeshore Spine and Pain in Ludington, MI, were recently indicted in an alleged Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme. The indictment alleges that medical clinics, out patient rehabilitation facilities and home health care companies paid employees and outside healthcare providers for patient referrals.

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Hospice Owner in Alabama Gets 28 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud

February 7, 2012 - An Alabama man who owned a corporation that provided hospice care was sentenced to 28 months in prison for participating in a Medicare health care fraud scheme totaling more than $3 million.

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Cayuga Medical Center Settles Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Allegations for $3.5 Million

January 26, 2012 - A whistleblower government fraud case brought by both the Federal Government under the Federal False Claims Act and the State of New York against Cayuga Medical Center of Ithaca, New York was recently settled by a payment by the hospital of over $3.5M.

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Beds for the Dead? LK Qui Tam Whistleblower Attorneys Win One of New York State's First Medicaid Fraud Cases

November 16, 2011 - Three New York nursing homes agree to repay more than $745,000 to New York State for alleged bed-billing fraud schemes. Whistleblower represented by the qui tam law firm Levy Konigsberg LLP receives a $111,000-plus reward for reporting the nursing homes’ false billing.

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LK Whistleblower Attorneys' Client Receives $14.7 Million from $70 Million Settlement in Medicaid Fraud Case against New York City

November 1, 2011 - Whistleblower attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP help uncover pervasive 10-year fraud on American taxpayers, perpetrated by the City of New York, winning a $14.7 Million reward for the firm's qui tam client, a physician who helped U.S. taxpayers recover $70 Million by sparking federal investigation into City’s alleged Medicaid fraud scheme.

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Federal Judge Affirms All Whistleblower Claims in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit against New York City

September 1, 2011 - In a qui tam lawsuit, filed by whistleblower attorneys from Levy Konigsberg LLP alleging multimillion-dollar Medicaid fraud on the part of the City of New York, Federal Judge affirmed all claims and rejected the defendant NYC's attempts to dismiss them on technical grounds.

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