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Untold Story of Opioid Epidemic: Attorney Explains Kickbacks and Billing Fraud

Untold Story of Opioid Epidemic: Attorney Explains Kickbacks and Billing Fraud November 27, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC It’s not the users. It’s the doctors. In a November 22 interview with lawyersandsettlements.com, attorney Jason Brown told a strange two-track story where healthcare whistleblower lawsuits meet the opioid epidemic. It’s not pretty. He believes that 2018-2019 will bring a proliferation of whistleblower lawsuits that target the real villains – the doctors and the healthcare system within which they operate.
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Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep

Healthcare Fraudsters Caught in Giant DOJ Sweep July 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: Rooting out healthcare fraud is a top priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and on July 17, 2017 the DOJ announced a massive $1.3 billion crackdown on healthcare professionals involved in schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare services for US veterans and their families.
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Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud

Doctor from Dallas Collects $11.4 million for Blowing the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud March 3, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX A Dallas doctor decided in 2009 to blow the whistle on a physician over a billing scam that was costing the healthcare system and American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Six years later, after a long investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Dr. Bijan Oughatiyan’s former employer, IPC Healthcare Inc., was ordered to pay $60 million plus interest, to settle a false claims case brought against the company based on the information the whistleblower doctor provided.
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Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise”

Qui Tam Whistleblowers and Healthcare Fraud: “It’s a Completely Criminal Enterprise” February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: “We even have qui tam whistleblower cases that involve doctors paying illegal runners to find people who are destitute on Medicare. They get a little treatment but the doctor bills for a lot,” says attorney Jason Brown. “They figure these people won’t complain but employees of that practice will blow the whistle.”
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Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry

Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
The US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.
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$23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle

$23.4 Million for Medical Sales Exec Who Blew the Whistle March 24, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Attorney Kirk Chapman and fellow attorney Ross Brooks from Milberg LLP in New York City recently settled a ground-breaking whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act on behalf of Sean Mason, a sales executive at a giant US medical supplies company.
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Attorney Discusses Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Lawsuits

Attorney Discusses Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Lawsuits September 9, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA Bijan Esfandiari, an attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, has participated in a number of cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers of pharmaceutical products. He also assists potential whistleblowers to determine whether they have a qui tam case and, if so, will file a claim on their behalf under the False Claims Act.
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Whistleblowers from Outcasts to Heroes

Whistleblowers from Outcasts to Heroes April 21, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, D.C. It is late on a Friday afternoon and you might expect lawyer Erika Kelton from the renowned Washington firm of Phillips & Cohen to be out celebrating. Just 24 hours earlier Kelton and her client, a California scientist and businessman, learned the case judge had approved a $302 million settlement against Quest Diagnostics—the largest qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit settlement in US history. "No, no, I am not out celebrating, I am here in my office," says clearly elated attorney Kelton who has worked on behalf of truth tellers for 20 years.
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