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Allegedly Lax Sanitary Practices Land Dental Clinics in $2.7 Million False Claims Settlement

New York AG Letitia James and the federal Department of Justice acting on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services reached a settlement agreement with Upper Allegheny Health System (“UAHS”), the operator of several dental clinics, to resolve allegations that it billed Medicaid for services it did not perform in violation of the…

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Assisted Living Facilities Sued over Allegations of Unlawful Patient Discharge Practices, Misleading Information

California AG Xavier Becerra sued assisted living facilities operator Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (“Brookdale”) over allegations that it failed to properly notify its patients and their families of transfers and discharges, and that it provided false information to manipulate its ratings by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (“CMS”) in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law.

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Pharmaceutical Company Will Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks to Physicians

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), and 15 state AGs reached a settlement with pharmaceutical company Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Pacira”) to resolve allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to physicians for prescribing its medication in violation of the federal False Claims Act.

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Alleged Fraud on the Government Costs Biotech Company $49 Million

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), and a number of states, including North Carolina AG Josh Stein, reached a settlement with biotechnology company Progenity Inc. to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent billing scheme and paid kickbacks to physicians for ordering its prenatal tests in violation of the federal False Claims Act.

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