Tennessee Health Care Executives Charged in $4.6-M kickback scheme

By JTB Press Center on April 19, 2018 9:09 am

A kickback scheme that allegedly defrauded Medicare and lined the pockets of two health care executives was halted this week by the government. John Davis and Brenda Montgomery, two top executives and owners of health care companies involved in the

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Allergan to pay $3.5-M to settle False Claims Act violations on weight-control device

By JTB Press Center on April 19, 2018 9:04 am

Allergan Inc., a New Jersey-based seller of a weight-control medical device called LAP-BAND Gastric Banding System, has agreed to pay the US government $3.5 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) violations alleged against one of its devices. The LAP-BAND

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$60 Billion Dollars!!!

By JTB Press Center on April 6, 2018 9:05 am

If this was a game of jeopardy and that was the answer, the question would be, “How much Medicare Fraud is there per year?”  Even with all the efforts to police Medicare and Medicaid, the government still is stung for

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Florida Pharmacy Charged With Up to $200M False Claims Act Allegations

By JTB Press Center on March 12, 2018 10:39 am

The Justice Department has joined the lawsuit filed by two former employees turned whistleblowers in Pompano Beach, Florida. Federal prosecutors last week filed a case in Miami, Florida under the False Claims Act against the pharmacy called Patient Care America

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Steer Clear of Taxotere?

By JTB Press Center on March 8, 2018 10:05 am

There’s a thought that if something works, it works. Taxotere is used to treat cancer and it may be effective to some extent as an ingredient in chemotherapy for the treatment of different types of cancer, such as breast cancer,

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Lawsuit alleges At Home Academic Advisors who Sell Tutoring Programs for Revolution Prep Are Not Exempt from Overtime Wages

By JTB Press Center on February 26, 2018 2:40 pm

In a recently filed lawsuit, it is alleged that Academic Advisors for a test preparation company whose principal job duty is to sell tutoring programs are being misclassified as salary-exempt employees under the Outside Sales exemption. Academic Advisors allegedly spend

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Are You In Tune With Attune?

By JTB Press Center on February 21, 2018 9:09 am

Attune is a catchy name for a replacement knee with a name suggesting harmony. Those that have had the implant however, may be experiencing significant discomfort and discord. Across the country tens of thousands of people may have received the

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Are Students Overpaying For Devalued Online Degrees?

By JTB Press Center on February 20, 2018 11:04 am

Technology certainly has created many advancements, with the internet at the forefront of everyday life. With the proliferation of almost anything at one’s fingertips, it was a logical progression where academia now could be done remotely rather than shoulder the

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Memphis Operator of Spring Gate nursing home settles FCA allegations with half a million dollars, integrity deal

By JTB Press Center on February 16, 2018 5:03 pm

A concerned nephew turned whistleblower succeeded at helping the residents of a large nursing home in Tennessee address complaints of substandard, unhealthy services. His whistleblower lawsuit also helped the United States and the State of Tennessee investigate and address allegations

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US Obtains a $16.2 Million Judgment for MRI provider’s False Claims Act Violations

By JTB Press Center on February 16, 2018 4:05 pm

Richard Pfarr and the Orthopedic and Neuro Imaging LLC (ONI) he owns were held liable in the U.S. District Court in Delaware for having submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare. The Court granted the United States’ request for a default judgment

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