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Chancery Court Finds Management Services Agreement Key in Establishing Jurisdiction

On August 28, 2012, the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a management services agreement could help establish both personal jurisdiction through a conspiracy to defraud and joint and several liability through an agency...more

Government Warns Hospitals on Using Electronic Medical Records to Engage in Fraudulent Billing

On September 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote a joint letter to the Chief Executive Officers of five prominent hospital associations. The letter...more

DOJ Takes New Tack on Hospital Recoupments: Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent emails to hospitals across the country regarding implantable cardioverter defibrillators, asking the hospitals to self-audit and estimate possible penalties under the False Claims Act....more

Health Law Alert: In False Claims Litigation, Providers Cannot Invoke "No Harm, No Foul"

On the basketball court, the conventional wisdom is "no harm, no foul." It is not so in federal court, particularly in litigation involving the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA allows the imposition of civil monetary...more

GlaxoSmithKline Settlement Puts Healthcare Industry on Notice

With the Justice Department’s announcement that GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history, all drug companies – and any other businesses working in healthcare or...more

New Law Extends Georgia False Claims Liability to Non-Medicaid Claims: Significant Revisions Also Made to Existing State False...

Introduction On April 16, 2012, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 822, thereby enacting the new “Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act,” while also making significant revisions to the...more

First Circuit’s Oral Argument in Rost Revisits Prior Case Law Expanding False Claims Act Liability

On May 8, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral arguments in United States ex rel. Rost v. Pfizer, Inc. (10-2215). The central issues in the case are whether compliance with the federal...more

Medicare Strike Force Team Charges 107 Individuals for Approximately $452 Million in False Billing

On May 2, DOJ and HHS announced charges against 107 individuals, including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, across the country for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes totaling $452...more

Health Care Enforcement: 2012 Trends Quarterly Review — Part IV in a Continuing Series on Health Care Enforcement

Introduction Mintz Levin’s Health Care Fraud Enforcement Defense group has published a series of “Year in Review” articles discussing its observations about health care fraud enforcement trends in 2011 and its opinions...more

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Bust Involves Highest Amount of False Billings in a Single Takedown

2012 is already a record-breaking year in health care fraud enforcement. This week Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced the biggest...more

Open Letter from Senate Finance Committee Seeks Fraud-Fighting Input

Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee posted an open letter on its website to the health care sector soliciting industry stakeholder insights on ways to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. ...more

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Health Care Fraud Enforcement

A hearing titled Anatomy of a Fraud Bust: From Investigation to Conviction held by the Senate Committee on Finance (Committee) on April 24th allowed federal health care agencies to both tout their fraud-fighting successes,...more

Tenet Will Pay $42.75 Million to Settle Inpatient Rehabilitation Admissions Investigation

On April 10, 2012, the DOJ announced that Tenet Healthcare Corporation will pay $42.75 million to settle civil allegations that Tenet violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing CMS for services provided at inpatient...more

Denver Health Medical Center Settles FCA Short Stay Suit for $6.3 Million

Denver Health and Hospital Authority, d/b/a Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), has agreed to pay $6.3 million to settle a False Claims Act suit alleging that, between 2006 and 2009, it “submitted false claims to Medicare...more

Pfizer Agrees to Pay $14.5 to Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit for Improperly Marketing Detrol

Pfizer has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it violated the False Claims Act by improperly marketing its prescription drugs Detrol and Detrol LA. The lawsuit was filed by whistleblowers on behalf...more

DOJ Escalates Its War on Health Care Fraud: GlaxoSmithKline Agrees to Pay Record-setting $3 Billion to Settle U.S. Investigations

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced on November 3, 2011, that it had reached an agreement in principle with the United States government to resolve multiple federal investigations regarding the...more

Health Law Alert: OIG Ceases Exclusion Efforts Against Forrest Labs CEO - Not All Corporate Officers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has ended its effort to exclude former Forrest Laboratories’ CEO Howard Solomon. The OIG informed Mr. Solomon by letter on Friday,...more

Legal Update: Case Developments in New York that Affect MSPs

Minimum Hospital Standards and Appropriateness Review-Updated Credentialing and Privileging Standards • Prior to December 22, 2010, hospitals were obligated under New York law to “look back” ten (10) years in a physician’s...more

Las Vegas, Injury Lawyer, CPSC-Bike, Reserch, Bike Dangers

Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Research CPSC US Government Bike Danger Study Background Bicycle riding is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States. The National Sporting Goods Association (1992)...more

Drowning Safety, Baby's Las Vegas Nevada, Injury Lawyer, Research

Drowning Safety, Baby's Las Vegas Nevada, Injury Lawyer, Research...more

Product Safety, Danger to Kids, Las Vegas Tort Law, Reserch

Las Vegas Injury Lawyer, Federal Protection- Research on Dangerous Products Kohl’s Department Stores Agrees to Pay $425,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Sweatshirts WASHINGTON, D.C. - The...more

Las Vegas, Injury, Lawyer, CPSC Bike, Reserch

Las Vegas, Nevada, Personal Injury Lawyer Bike Research, CPSC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of...more

Las Vegas, Injury Lawyer, Dangers to Babys, CPSC

Las Vegas Lawyer, CPSC, Research, Baby Death Avoidance, Safety To prevent infant deaths due to soft bedding, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institute of...more

Safety Alert, Bikes, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Find Law, Reserch

Las Vegas Nevada Injury Lawyer, CPSC Alert Bike Safety Many bicycle-car crashes can be avoided by applying the rules of the road and by increasing attentiveness of cyclists and motorists. Bicyclists have a legal right to...more

Las Vegas, Injury Lawyer-Reserch, CPSC, Bike Safety

Las Vegas Injury Lawyer, Nevada Bike Safety, CPSC CPSC Urges Bicyclists to Wear Helmets 009608 Each year about 800 bicyclists are killed and more than half a million are treated in hospital emergency rooms. In...more

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