January 18, 2019 - Posts

Whistleblower Roundup – January 18, 2019

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


Government Sues Tetra Tech for Alleged False Claims in Hunters Point Cleanup

The Justice Department filed suit against Tetra Tech Inc. for allegedly submitting false billing claims to the U.S. Navy for a radiation cleanup project in San Francisco. Tetra Tech purportedly submitted falsified soil and building test data. The lawsuit was brought by three whistleblowers, and former employees, under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. To read more from NBC Bay Area, click here.


Clinician to Pay $100,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The Office of Connecticut Attorney General announced it has reached a settlement with a New Haven-based behavioral health provider, Davis Group, over knowingly submitting false claims to the state’s Medicaid program. Davis Group allegedly violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for psychotherapy services that were performed by unlicensed individuals. As part of the settlement, Davis Group will pay $100,000 and is suspended from the state’s Medicaid program for 10 years. To read more, click here.


Tennessee Dentists Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

A dentist in Murfreesboro, Tennessee pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud by engaging in fraudulent billing practices. In total, the dentist swindled approximately $930,000 in falsified billing. Documents reveals that the dentist encouraged employees to lie to insurance companies and patients about incorrect charges on bills. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. To read more from News Channel 5 Nashville, click here.



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