False Claims Act Update & Alert


Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund | Washington, D.C. | WWW.TAF.ORG          
Feb 25, 201


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DoJ Joins Case Against KBR in Iraq
The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a False Claims Act lawsuit that alleges that Kellogg Brown & Root engaged in fraud when it subcontracted to a Turkish company to do operations and maintenance work at Army camps near Mosul, Iraq. Neither KBR nor its subcontractor can account for materials billed and paid for.  >>
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BCBS of Illinois to Pay $25 Million

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a False Claims Act case charging it with illegally terminating insurance coverage for private duty skilled nursing care for medically fragile, technologically-dependent children in order to shift costs from the insurance company to Medicaid. >> To read more

New York Leads the Way
Remember when the states followed the Feds in the False Claims Act arena?   That's still the case almost everywhere in the nation, but in New York it's the team of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Governor Andrew Cuomo that are running lead for the rest of the nation.   Not only does New York now have the strongest state FCA in the nation, it also has a Governor and Attorney General putting fraud recovery front and center, and it has expanded the state FCA to cover tax, consumer and wage fraud cases. >> To read more

APS Healthcare to Pay $13 Million

APS Healthcare Midwest, of White Plains, New York,
has agreed to pay $13 million to settle a False Claims Act charging it with taking Georgia Medicaid money for specialty disease and case management services not provided.  >> To read more

Catholic Healthcare to Pay $9.1 Million
Catholic Healthcare West has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle a 10-year old False Claims Act case alleging that three of its hospitals received overpayments due to Medicare processing errors but did not return the funds when they discovered the erroneous payments, and that four other hospitals submitted inflated claims for  Disproportionate Share Hospital payments for taking care of  indigent patients>> To read more


Alaska DigiTel to Pay $1.6 Million

Alaska DigiTel has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle federal False Claims Act charges it fraudulently signed up subscribers who did not qualify for a Low Income Support Program that subsidized telephone access to the poor.
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