Request Legal Help Now - Free
LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

Harris County Hospital District

Houston, TX: (Mar-27-07) Robert McCaslin, the whistleblower who revealed the fraudulent business practices of the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD), helped recover almost $15.5 million from the hospital district. First suspecting a systemic problem in the way HCHD was submitting Medicare claims in May 2003, he reported the discrepancy to several supervisors, though observed that the erroneous claims continued. He then anonymously notified HCHD's Medicare fiscal intermediary, Trailblazer Health Enterprises LLC, of a specific fraudulent claim. He saw that Trailblazer required HCHD to correct the claim. McCaslin sought outside legal assistance to pursue the matter. Based on its investigation, the government estimated that incorrect claims were filed on behalf of thousands of patients, and HCHD agreed to reimburse the federal and Texas state governments for improperly filed health insurance claims during a period of six years, making the $15,449,126.97 settlement among the largest cases settled in the Southern District of Texas. [BUSINESS WIRE: MEDICARE CLAIMS]


Legal Help

If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no cost or obligation, please click the link below.
Published on Mar-30-07

No cost PR for your verdicts and settlementsPublish your verdicts and settlements at no charge

READ MORE Whistleblower Settlements and Legal News

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.
Request Legal Help Now! - Free