February 11, 2019 - Posts

Whistleblower Roundup – February 11th, 2019

A look back at the week’s news and developments affecting whistleblowers.


Electronic Health Records Developer to Pay $57.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Greenway Health LLC, a developer of electronic health records (EHR), will pay $57.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it misrepresented the capabilities of its EHR product “Prime Suite” and provided unlawful reimbursement to users to induce them to use Prime Suite. As part of the settlement, Greenway entered into a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) with the HHS Office of Inspector General covering the company’s EHR software. To read more, click here.


Pentec Health, Inc. to Pay $17 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Pentec Health Inc., a drug compounding pharmacy, will pay $17 million to resolve claims it illegally waived Medicare patients’ copay obligations and billed government healthcare programs for substantial amounts of wasted drug ingredients. The suit was filed by a whistleblower, former employee Jean Brasher, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims act. She will share in the recovery. To read more from Reuters, click here.


Skilled Nursing Facility Management Company Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice announced that Tennessee Health Management (THM) has agreed to pay approximately $9 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for payment to TennCare. TennCare requires a certified placement evaluation by a physician prior to a patient entering a nursing home. From 2010-2017, THM submitted the evaluations with a photocopied or a pre-signed physician signature for claims rendered to TennCare. To read the DOJ press release, click here.



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