Posts Tagged 'medicaid fraud'

Federal Charges Brought Against Hilton Head Hospital Executive in Kickback Scheme

The vice president of business development at Hilton Head Hospital is facing federal charges for involvement in a scheme to pay kickbacks to augment Medicare reimbursement. An article in The State reports that the hospital was allegedly paying a prenatal clinic called Clinica de la Mama to refer clients to the hospital. These referrals were specifically for deliveries that are covered by Medicaid.

The purpose of the clinic was to serve uninsured and undocumented women. The scheme allegedly ...

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J&J to Pay Over $2.2 Billion in False Marketing Settlement

johnson and johnson marketed drugs for off-label use and false marketing claimsJohnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines arising out of false marketing claims.  The company allegedly promoted off-label uses for various drugs, and provided kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists for prescribing those drugs. The drugs at issue in this suit include Risperdal, Invega (forms of antipsychotic medications), and Natrecor (heart failure ...

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