The below cases were settled by the Department of Justice in April 2015:
Citizens Medical Center, a county-owned hospital in Victoria, Texas, agreed to pay the United States $21,750,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the Justice Department.
Family Dermatology P.C. which owns and operates a dermatopathology laboratory in Georgia and a number of dermatology practices throughout the Eastern United States, agreed to pay the United States $3,247,835 plus interest to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with a number of its employed physicians, the Justice Department announced.
The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that the hospital violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for more expensive inpatient services that should have been billed as less costly outpatient or observation services, the Justice Department announced. MCCG is located in Macon, Georgia, and is the second largest hospital in the state.