Navigation Links
Charges Filed Against WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; WellCare Enters Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Agrees to Pay $80 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture
Date:5/5/2009

r and/or illegal activities.

In the event that WellCare fails to comply with the provisions of the DPA, then WellCare agrees that the U.S. Attorney may proceed with its prosecution of WellCare and that WellCare will stipulate and agree that the statement of facts attached to the DPA may be used against it in the prosecution.

The Investigation of and Allegations Against WellCare

The government first revealed its ongoing investigation concerning WellCare on Oct. 24, 2007, when more than 200 Special Agents and investigators from the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), and the State of Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Office of The Attorney General (MFCU), raided WellCare offices at 8735 Henderson Road in Tampa, Fla.

The investigation of WellCare focused upon allegations that WellCare, through its executives and employees, falsely and fraudulently inflated expenditure information that it submitted to the Florida Medicaid and Healthy Kids programs from mid-2002 through 2006. The information specifically charges that WellCare submitted fraudulently inflated expenditure information to the Florida Medicaid program (through Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, or AHCA), on required Behavioral Healthcare Worksheets. The information further charges that WellCare submitted falsely and fraudulently inflated expenditure information to the Healthy Kids program in annual filings that were required under its contracts with the program. The information alleges that one of the primary methods WellCare used to defraud the health care programs was the creation of:

"...A wholly-owned entity named Harmony Behavioral Health, Inc. (formerly known as WellCare Behavioral Health, Inc.), [that WellCare used] to conceal and falsely and fraudulently inflate [its health] plans' true and actual expenses incurred in providin
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation
2. Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Three Northern California Hospitals
3. Major US Airline Discriminates Against Disabled Passenger, Lawsuit Charges
4. Federal Charges Filed Against Community Medical Centers Management
5. New Web Site Opens Window on Charges, Payments, Quality of Care at Michigan Hospitals
6. Digital Healthcare Files to Enjoin Two State of Ohio Departments; Charges Bid-Steering and Breach of Agreement in Program to Control Medicaid Overpayment of Insurance Claims
7. Cathedral Healthcare System to Pay U.S. $5.3 Million to Resolve Allegations Involving Inflated Charges to Obtain Higher Medicare Reimbursement
8. CVS, Americas Largest Pharmacy Chain, Pays Nearly $37 Million to Settle Federal and State Generic Drug Switching Charges
9. Author & Radio Host Tim Kellis Charges Psychologists Who Write Relationship Books are Helping to Spawn a Divorce Industry
10. As Charges Mount, Caregivers and Supporters Call on Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to Help Stop Unlawful Intimidation of Workers
11. Carlyle-ManorCare Facing New Federal Charges for Breaking the Law: Interrogating, Threatening, Retaliating Against Nursing Home Workers for Trying to Form a Union
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/26/2015)... York (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... move forward nationwide, with the issuance of new ... Pennsylvania and Louisiana. According to an Order dated ... litigation established for Xarelto injury claims in the ... now allow plaintiffs to file cases directly in ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 “The SWEET Act is ... healthy options more available and help parents who are working ... is a reasonable approach to support public health, and we ... issue for the health of all families,” said Dr. Jane ... Health on the introduction of the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax (SWEET) ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Dr. ... are proud to announce expanded offerings for Bay Area ... Francisco Dental Implant Center has long been a top-rated ... expanded its offerings to meet the strong demand by ... our reputation as a top-rated dental implant facility in ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... one of the nation’s leading innovative specialty pharmacies, ... newly created position of Vice President of Pharmaceutical ... for fostering beneficial connections with our pharmaceuticals partners ... pharmaceutical relationships in support of BioPlus’ expansion. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... London, UK (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 In ... 40 billion as of 2013 and is set to decrease ... billion by 2020; the growth is expected up to 2017 ... growth is expected to be owing to the surging penetration ... Tekturna HCT, Twynsta, Micardis Plus, Valturna, Benicar HCT, and Tekamlo), ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Move Forward Nationwide, With Issuance of New Court Docs in State, Federal Litigations 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Move Forward Nationwide, With Issuance of New Court Docs in State, Federal Litigations 3Health News:National Alliance for Hispanic Health Statement on Introduction of SWEET Act in 114th Congress 2Health News:Bay Area Dental Implant Specialist, Dr. Alex Rabinovich Announces Regional Educational Strategy 2Health News:Bay Area Dental Implant Specialist, Dr. Alex Rabinovich Announces Regional Educational Strategy 3Health News:BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands Executive Team with New Position, Naming Sharon Ferrer as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Relations 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics Markets Discussed in New GBI Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics Markets Discussed in New GBI Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3
... 81-year-old San Francisco woman with dementia, little money and an equally aged ... A 72-year-old Riverside woman with Alzheimer,s who cannot be left safely on ... care for her. A 78-year-old Los Angeles ... take care of him if day care services are cut. ...
... Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (October ... with diabetes to modify their behavior, adjust their medicine ... to a recent study, published by SAGE in ... testing," a self-monitored testing both before and after specific ...
... remains a mystery, , THURSDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- ... still in their mother,s womb were about 20 percent more ... study has found. , The flu outbreak in 1918 killed ... the United States. That flu, like the current H1N1 swine ...
... ... to maximize cell culture media performance and will be on display at BioProcess International ... in Raleigh, North Carolina. , ... Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 1, 2009 -- As conference exhibitor and ...
... The 2nd ... in New York, NY. This three-day conference will explore address all aspects of signal detection ... ... The 2nd DIA Conference on Signal Detection and Data Mining will be held ...
... Support for Addressing Crisis of Chronic Disease , ... are voicing their support for health reform that prioritizes ... to Health Reform" ( www.sayyestohealthreform.com ) - an ... (PFCD) directed at Congressional leaders in Washington. , The campaign ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Half-million low-income elderly affected by sweeping cuts to state safety net 2Health News:Half-million low-income elderly affected by sweeping cuts to state safety net 3Health News:Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds 2Health News:Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds 3Health News:InVitria's Better Ingredients for Better Media to be Showcased at BPI '09 2Health News:International Experts to Review State-of-the-Art Thinking on Signal Detection and Data Mining 2Health News:International Experts to Review State-of-the-Art Thinking on Signal Detection and Data Mining 3Health News:Maryland Residents Participate in Launch of National Video Campaign: 'Say 'Yes' to Health Reform' 2Health News:Maryland Residents Participate in Launch of National Video Campaign: 'Say 'Yes' to Health Reform' 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... Calif. , March 26, 2015  Desert Valley ... Nation five times , is the first U.S. ... in its emergency department to help clinicians prevent hospital ... Victorville, Calif. , is a community ... bariatric patients.  Using the Leaf Patient Monitor in the ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015  The inaugural ... the use of health technology innovations that improve ... foster collaborations to improve development and adoption of ... the structures and processes within delivery systems that ... providers, investors, entrepreneurs, developers and other stakeholders, takes ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INFU), a leading ... healthcare industry in the United States ... secured a new $45.0 million credit facility with JPMorgan Chase ... facility with its prior lender group.  Effective ... senior secured credit agreement comprised of a $10.0 million asset-based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Desert Valley Medical Center First to Use Leaf Healthcare Patient Wearable Technology in its ED as Part of Hospital-wide Deployment 2Desert Valley Medical Center First to Use Leaf Healthcare Patient Wearable Technology in its ED as Part of Hospital-wide Deployment 3HX360 To Highlight New, Innovative Technology-Based Solutions To Improve Care Coordination, Workflow, Patient Experience 2HX360 To Highlight New, Innovative Technology-Based Solutions To Improve Care Coordination, Workflow, Patient Experience 3HX360 To Highlight New, Innovative Technology-Based Solutions To Improve Care Coordination, Workflow, Patient Experience 4InfuSystem Announces New $45 Million Credit Facility At Substantially Lower Rates 2InfuSystem Announces New $45 Million Credit Facility At Substantially Lower Rates 3InfuSystem Announces New $45 Million Credit Facility At Substantially Lower Rates 4
... -- Micell,Technologies announced today that the Company ... supercritical fluid (SCF) surface modification,technology for drug-eluting ... Annual Meeting, April 19-21 2007 in Chicago,Illinois. ... and PNNL's, 2006 R&D,100 Award winning e-RESS ...
... and CARLSBAD, Calif., April 18, 2007,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... from a preclinical study in which BiTE(R) ... prevent,subcutaneous tumor growth and formation of lung ... is frequently,expressed on breast, colon and other ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Micell Technologies Presents Data on Novel Drug-Eluting Stents 2Micell Technologies Presents Data on Novel Drug-Eluting Stents 3Micromet and MedImmune Present Data From Preclinical Study of New,BiTE Molecule Targeting CEA 2Micromet and MedImmune Present Data From Preclinical Study of New,BiTE Molecule Targeting CEA 3Micromet and MedImmune Present Data From Preclinical Study of New,BiTE Molecule Targeting CEA 4Micromet and MedImmune Present Data From Preclinical Study of New,BiTE Molecule Targeting CEA 5
... Conduit TCP is a synthetic porous ceramic ... similar to the mineral phase that comprises 70% ... that provides a scaffold that allows the attachment ... development of vascular networks within granules as well ...
Schuknecht-Weitlaner retractor, sharp, angled arms....
Weitlaner Beckmann retractor, sharp prongs, SS....
Scoville sharp curette, 10, straight, scoop size 4 x 10 mm....
Medicine Products: