Whistleblower News: Philips Subsidiary To Pay Over $24M For Alleged False Claims, Electronic Health Records Vendor To Pay $18.25M To Resolve Kickback Allegations, U.S. Sought Records On Binance CEO For Crypto Money Laundering Probe

Philips Subsidiary to Pay Over $24 Million for Alleged False Claims Caused by Respironics for Respiratory-Related Medical Equipment


Philips RS North America LLC, formerly known as Respironics Inc., a manufacturer of durable medical equipment (DME) based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay over $24 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it misled federal health care programs by paying kickbacks to DME suppliers. The affected programs were Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, which is the health care program for active military and their families. read more »

Electronic Health Records Technology Vendor to Pay $18.25 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations


A national electronic health records (EHR) technology vendor based in Watertown, Massachusetts, athenahealth Inc. (Athena), has agreed to pay $18.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying unlawful kickbacks to generate sales of its EHR product, athenaClinicals, the Justice Department announced today. read more »

U.S. sought records on Binance CEO for crypto money laundering probe


U.S. federal prosecutors asked Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, to provide extensive internal records about its anti-money laundering checks, along with communications involving its chief executive and founder Changpeng Zhao, according to a late-2020 written request seen by Reuters. read more »