LifeWatch Pays $18.5M To Settle DOJ Medicare Claims Suits

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Remote heart-monitoring firm LifeWatch Services Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. $18.5 million to resolve two former employees' allegations in Washington state and Ohio that it routinely falsified diagnostic information to cash in on Medicare claims, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

The deal, approved by federal judges Tuesday, resolves fraud allegations set forth in two complaints lodged against LifeWatch, but it does not amount to an admission of liability, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

The suits, filed under whistleblower provisions...
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Collins v. Lifewatch Corp. et al


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2:11-cv-00432

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Ohio Southern

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James L Graham

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May 17, 2011


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2:09-cv-01791

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Washington Western

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Richard A Jones

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December 16, 2009

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