Mass. Asks To Join Healthpoint Fraud Suit Over Xenaderm

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts sought Wednesday to intervene in a U.S. Department of Justice suit claiming Healthpoint Ltd. caused Medicaid to pay $90 million in claims for bedsore ointment Xenaderm despite its ineligibility for coverage.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley moved to intervene on behalf of the state in order to recover about $2 million paid for false claims submitted to the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth. The state claims the fraudulent submissions violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act and caused unjust enrichment for Healthpoint.

“If Healthpoint had not falsely...
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