Healthcare Whistleblower Who Reported Double-Billing Joins $137.5 Million Settlement

Posted on Feb 27, 2012

A healthcare fraud whistleblower, Sean Hellein, has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in a $137.5 million settlement in a long-running case against WellCare Health Plans of Tampa.  While a senior financial analyst at the company, Hellein secretly recorded meetings where company executives discussed how to double-bill Medicare and Medicaid.  Under the federal False Claims Act Hellein will receive 15-25% of the settlement.

Source:  Tampa Bay Times 

Lexington, Kentucky whistleblower lawyer represents whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act; contact him at 859-254-7076.

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