This Week in Fraud is a peek into the world of whistleblowing and incentivized integrity programs. Each week we highlight important case settlements, industry developments, and general points of interest. Take a moment and see what is happening this week in fraud.
Past Allegations against Medtronic include kickbacks to physicians, promotion of products for non-approved uses, and Trade Agreement Act violations.
February was a busy month for the False Claims Act. More than 15 settlements were announced, netting approximately $238 million. To date, recoveries now exceed $1 Billion in FY2015!
The IRS is in a billion-dollar transfer tax battle with Medtronic, a company that has been repeatedly nailed under the False Claims Act for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.