NextCare to Pay US $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Arizona-based NextCare Inc., an owner of urgent care facilities with locations in multiple states, has settled federal and state accusations that it submitted false medical claims to Medicare, TRICARE, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and certain Medicaid programs in violation of the False Claims Act. The settlement requires NextCare to pay $10 million to the United States.
The accusations were initially brought by whistleblower, Lorin Cohen, a former NextCare employee, in her lawsuit filed against NextCare. The whistleblower’s complaint alleged that NextCare billed for unnecessary medical testing, and inflated billings (i.e., upcoded) for urgent care medical services.
As her reward, the whistleblower, Lorin Cohen, will receive $1.614 million as her share of the recovery, pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
If you have any firsthand knowledge, information, or evidence related to any federal, state, county or city government fraud, you should speak with an experienced qui tam lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have a claim, contact the Florida whistleblower attorneys at Rabin Kammerer Johnson for a free and confidential consultation by calling toll free at 877.915.4040.