Nashville Hospital Flagged By Safety Group

The Downgrade: A Red Flag for Patient Safety The Tennessean reported recently that two Ascension hospitals in Nashville (Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West) were downgraded to a “C” rating by Leapfrog, a prominent hospital safety group. At Price Armstrong, we are deeply committed to combating fraud in compromised healthcare, and encourages whistleblowers to

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$6M in Upcoded Claims Investigated at Houston Hospital

A Houston hospital was accused of upcoding, a fraudulent practice that harms patient confidence and inflates costs. In a recent case that underscores the importance of accurate medical billing practices, Memorial Herman Health System (MHHS) in Texas has agreed to pay $6.4 million for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The Office of Inspector

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Lowest Price Clause Qui Tam Settlements

The Department of Justice recently announced a settlement with a Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contractor who was hired to provide patient monitoring equipment.  Like many government contracts, the contract with this company (Spacelabs Healthcare, LLC) contained a Price Reductions Clause clause that required the company to charge the government the

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Laboratory Qui Tam Lawsuits On The Rise

False Claims Act Cases: How Qui Tam Plaintiffs Can Fight Laboratory Medicare Fraud Medicare fraud is a serious issue that affects millions of Americans every year. Unfortunately, laboratory Medicare fraud is one of the most common types of fraud and appears to be on the rise with the increased number of testing facilities and demand

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Updates On The Paragard IUD MDL Lawsuits

The Paragard MDL Litigation: What You Need to Know Paragard is a copper intrauterine device (IUD) that is used for long–term contraception. The device has been linked to serious complications, including migration of the device, perforation of the uterus, and other serious side effects. As a result, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been created to

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Questions Answered About the SEC Whistleblower Program

Are you aware of the SEC Whistleblower Program? Are you a whistleblower who has information about potential fraud? If so, you may be eligible to receive a financial reward under the program. What is the SEC Whistleblower Program? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower program was created to help protect investors from fraud and

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Qui Tam Recoveries Reach $2.2 Billion For 2022

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a press release regarding qui tam settlements in the fiscal year 2022. Qui tam is a law that allows people to sue on behalf of the government to recover funds that have been wrongfully obtained by fraud. The False Claims Act is the most commonly used qui tam

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Rewards In Whistleblower Lawsuits

Whistleblowers play an important role in protecting the public from fraud and abuse of government funds. The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal law that rewards whistleblowers who come forward with information about fraud against the government. The FCA allows whistleblowers to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government and to receive a

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Questions Answered About The Elmiron Lawsuits

Elmiron Lawsuits, Macular Degeneration & How Elmiron May Cause Eye Damage As the number of Elmiron lawsuits continues to grow, many are wondering if this commonly prescribed drug is linked to macular degeneration and other eye problems. A growing number of people are reporting vision issues after taking Elmiron, and there is now evidence that

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What Is Unbundling Fraud For Whistleblowers

Medicare fraud is a serious and growing problem that has led to the government losing billions of dollars every year, and whistleblowers are essential in the fight against it. Unbundling fraud is one of the most common types of Medicare fraud and whistleblowers can help to stop it. In this blog post, we’ll look at

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