Nursing Homes Not Following COVID-19 Guidelines? Whistleblowers May Be Able to Earn a Reward

Federal laws and regulations require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to take special precautions to protect residents against the coronavirus pandemic. When nursing homes fail to follow these safeguards, they are putting their residents at a greater risk of harm, and in many cases, defrauding Medicare out of money by falsely claiming that they…

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Anti-Kickback law violations lead to settlement of whistleblower lawsuit

The Department of Justice recently announced an $11.5 million settlement with a Texas-based radiation therapy company, SightLine Health LLC, to resolve allegations that the company was defrauding Medicare and other federal healthcare programs. The case began when a whistleblower filed a lawsuit on behalf of the federal government under the False Claims Act, accusing SightLine…

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