Last week the Department of Justice issued a series of press releases announcing settlements of several claims made under the False Claims Act. These settlements resulted in recoveries of about $60 million. The settlements are listed below:
Fifty-Five Hospitals to Pay U.S. More Than $34 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Kyphoplasty
Fifty-five hospitals located throughout twenty-one states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $34 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures.
CyTerra Corporation Agrees to Pay $1.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
CyTerra Corporation has agreed to pay the federal government $1.9 million to resolve civil liability arising from its failure to provide the U. S. Department of the Army with accurate, complete and current cost or pricing data for its sales of mine detectors.
North Carolina-Based Trans1 to Pay U.S. $6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Medical device manufacturer TranS1 Inc., now known as Baxano Surgical Inc., has agreed to pay the United States $6 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for minimally-invasive spine surgeries.
Science Applications International Corporation Agrees to Pay $5.75 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
The Justice Department announced today that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has agreed to pay $5.75 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims under a contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) that it knew had been awarded in violation of federal procurement regulations.
Tacoma, Wash., Medical Firm to Pay $14.5 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations
Sound Inpatient Physicians Inc. will pay $14.5 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicare and other federal health care programs.