Whistleblower News: Health Care Providers Agree To Pay $70.7M For Alleged False Claims To Medicaid Program, $7.5M To Settle FCA Allegations Related To Post-9/11 GI Bill Funding, Big Banks Expected To Rack Up More Than $1B In Fines For WhatsApp Uses

California County Organized Health System and Three Health Care Providers Agree to Pay $70.7 Million for Alleged False Claims to California’s Medicaid Program


Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission doing business as Gold Coast Health Plan (Gold Coast), a county organized health system (COHS) that contracts to arrange for the provision of health care services under California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) in Ventura County, California; Ventura County, which owns and operates Ventura County Medical Center, an integrated health care system that provides hospital, clinic, and specialty services; Dignity Health (Dignity), a not-for-profit hospital system that operates two acute care hospitals in Ventura County; and Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. (Clinicas), a non-profit health care organization located in Ventura County, have agreed to pay a total of $70.7 million pursuant to three separate settlements to resolve allegations that they violated the federal False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act by submitting or causing the submission of false claims to Medi-Cal related to Medicaid Adult Expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). read more »

Universal Helicopters Inc. and Dodge City Community College Agree to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Post-9/11 GI Bill Funding


Universal Helicopters Inc. (UHI), a private helicopter flight instructor training company, and Dodge City Community College (DC3), which operates campuses in Dodge City, Kansas, and Chandler, Arizona, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making false statements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in connection with the helicopter flight instructor training program jointly run by UHI and DC3. read more »

Big banks expected to rack up more than $1 billion in fines for WhatsApp use


Banking giants such as JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Bank of America (BAC.N) collectively face more than $1 billion in regulatory fines for employees' use of unapproved messaging tools, including email and apps like WhatsApp. read more »