Unnecessary heart procedures and harm to patients were the means for massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud at its London facility that St. Joseph's has settled for $16.5 million. The basis for the lawsuit was allegations that doctors at St. Joseph - London performed unneeded heart catheterizations, heart bypass surgeries, installed stents and pacemakers on patients to get money -- millions and millions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid by way of fraud. The old story of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader
This is another whistleblower case brought under the federal False Claims Act. The False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to file suit against companies, hospitals or corporations that are ripping the federal government off by way of fraud.
Lexington, Kentucky Medicare fraud lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in whistleblower and Medicare fraud suits under the False Claims Act; contact him at 859-254-7076.