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  • May 06, 2015

    DaVita HealthCare Partners, based in Denver, Colorado, has announced that it will pay $495 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit. The company is accused of defrauding the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs of millions of dollars. The Denver Post reports that this is DaVita’s third whistleblower lawsuit since 2012, and the company’s payments now approach $1 billion.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Halifax Hospital Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Justice have tentatively agreed to settle the remainder of a massive Medicare suit in Florida federal court accusing the hospital of falsely billing innumerable claims, according to court documents unsealed Friday. The federal government has agreed to accept a $1 million payment from Halifax to end a whistleblower…

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  • March 03, 2014

    Halifax Hospital agreed on Monday to pay a record-setting settlement in a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged more than a decade of illegal kickbacks to physicians and Medicare fraud. Halifax and the U.S. Department of Justice reached the tentative agreement just as the jury trial was set to begin in Orlando federal court.

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  • July 08, 2013

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County’s largest health care provider is facing an uncertain future Monday. The government is doubling the amount of damages it’s asking for in a whistle-blower lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that Halifax Health ripped off taxpayers and may have put profits over patients’ medical needs.

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  • May 13, 2013

    A federal judge on May 8 ordered Halifax Hospital Medical Center to turn over a legal memo on physician compensation to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its whistleblower, saying it was not protected by attorney-client privilege because of the crime-fraud exception. The exception voids privilege when a client is engaged in or is about…

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  • May 07, 2013

    The relators in a False Claims Act suit accusing DaVita Inc. of creating waste to overbill Medicare told a Georgia federal court Monday that the dialysis service provider was abusing attorney-client privilege by labeling an excessive amount of communications as confidential. Alon J. Vainer and and Daniel D. Barbir asked the court to compel a…

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  • December 07, 2012

    A case brought by two Georgia whistle-blowers asserts that one of the country’s top dialysis providers bilked Medicare of hundreds of millions of dollars by billing for medicine the company’s clinics often threw away. The lawsuit contends DaVita Inc. fraudulently boosted profits by intentionally using over-sized vials of the vitamin D supplement Zemplar and the…

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