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Whistleblower helps government recover $25M in fraudulent billings (part 1)

Our client, "DR", blew the whistle on her employer, Odyssey Healthcare, for its fraudulent billing for hospice services.  As a result, the United States Attorney's Office recovered $25 million from Odyssey today.  DR was a triage supervisor at Odyssey in charge of training nurses in providing proper hospice care and then accurately coding for the services. In turn, Odyssey submitted false claims to the Medicare program for continuous home care services that were unnecessary or that were not performed in accordance with Medicare requirements between January 2006 and January 2009.  We will discuss more details of this whistleblower suit and the $25M settlement in later posts.

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Alan Olson writes this web-log to provide helpful information regarding employment law cases. He practices employment law throughout the United States from his offices in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Attorney Olson may be contacted at [email protected] with questions about the information posted here or for advice on specific whistleblower claims.

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