Practices


Alive Hospice pays more than $1.5 million to resolve whistleblower allegations

October 6, 2015 - Alive Hospice has paid more than $1.5 million to the government to resolve whistleblower allegations. The whistleblower complaint alleged Alive was overbilling Medicare and TennCare for the... Read More


$5.5 million settlement illustrates government’s war on health care fraud

September 29, 2015 - In August 2015, two Missouri health care providers agreed to settle an alleged violation of the Federal False Claims Act. Mercy Health Springfield Communities and Mercy Clinic Springfield... Read More


Whistleblower fraud cases help U.S. recover $115 million from Adventist Healthcare

September 23, 2015 - Adventist Healthcare, an Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based hospital network with a long rap sheet and history of fraud settlements, has just agreed to pay the U.S. $115 million to settle... Read More


Columbus Regional could pay up to $35 million in whistleblower lawsuit settlement

September 15, 2015 - In May 2012, the former top administrator of the John B. Amos Cancer Center filed a suit under the Federal False Claims Act. Also known as a qui tam action, these cases are placed under... Read More


Dentist accused of using children in Medicaid Fraud scheme

September 8, 2015 - A dentist in Florida has been accused by the Florida Attorney General’s Office and fifty-eight patients of needlessly pulling children’s teeth in order to defraud Medicaid. This method... Read More


Internal Reporting is Now Covered under the Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision

September 1, 2015 - As of Aug. 10, 2015, the Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision covers employees reporting directly to the SEC and employees reporting internally to a supervisor. This interpretation... Read More


July 30 observed as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 30, 2015 - Two years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously declared July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” to call attention to the men and women who risk their careers,... Read More


PharMerica settles whistleblower complaint for $31.5 million

May 20, 2015 - PharMerica Corporation has agreed to pay the U.S. $31.5 million to settle allegations contained in a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit that it overbilled the federal government for... Read More


Beasley Allen attorneys define the FLSA, False Claims Act and Whistleblower Protection Act

April 9, 2015 - Today on the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance interviews fellow Beasley Allen attorney Lance Gould about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read More


Health care fraud involving pharmacies, benefit managers opens new front for whistleblower litigation under False Claims Act

August 14, 2014 - An expansion of Medicare Part D and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and the more complex rules for prescription drug reimbursement that go along with them have opened up a new front... Read More


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