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Medicare fraud case underscores false billing, kickbacks

Texas, specifically Harris County often features in stories involving large health care fraud cases. Texas is home to legions of medical centers and care providers in every specialty. The frequency of Medicare and Medicaid billing in the region often spurs the attention of government agencies and regulators.

Should proof standard be changed in VA whistleblower cases?

We underscored in our immediately preceding blog post the collective headache that principals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are experiencing owing to whistleblower-linked woes. We noted in our Hilder & Associates September 9 entry that the VA has come in for withering criticism recently following its demonstrably failed vow "to better protect whistleblowers."

FCA whistleblower’s alerting of cybersecurity flaws yields recovery

The details that have emerged recently concerning security flaws in video surveillance software are unquestionably sobering. Arguably, they pertain to a U.S. False Claims Act whistleblower case that seems of heightened seriousness in a universe of wrongdoing that is already marked by an elevated level of misconduct.

FCA whistleblower settlement spotlights key Texas link

Encompass Health Corporation is a big kid on the block when it comes to offering health care services. A recent national article on the company identifies it as "the country's largest inpatient rehabilitation provider," with operating revenue of more than $4 billion last year.

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