Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Failing to Repay is Costly

A recent civil settlement announced by the Department of Justice reminds providers that failing to repay the government can be as costly as fraudulent billing.  Although a medical practice paid nearly $450,000 to resolve an investigation, the contested amount was only $175,000. That’s the kind of 250% penalty often associated with a false claim settlement. Similarly, this incident of failing to repay was … Continue Reading

$762 Million Settlement by Amgen of Civil, Criminal, and Kickback Claims Approved by Judge

Yesterday, Amgen received approval of a global settlement from the federal judge in New York presiding over the criminal case filed against Amgen by the Department of Justice regarding the off-label promotion of the anemia drug Aranesp. The settlement resolves criminal charges and civil kickback claims filed by the federal government, claims of Medicaid fraud filed by 49 states … Continue Reading

A Scary Investigation Ends Well

Shortly before Halloween of last year, a Squire Sanders healthcare client received an omen that all was not well – a Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) served by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).  Broad, aggressive, and without identifying any pending legal complaint (CIDs usually don’t), the CID made a frighteningly lengthy list of demands … Continue Reading
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