Posted: August 22, 2014

Thanks to a whistleblower assisted in a lawsuit by Kline & Specter attorneys, an Arizona healthcare company has agreed to pay the federal government $35 million to settle a claim that it defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for patient care. Carondelet Health Network was accused of filing the false claims for inpatient rehabilitation services at two hospitals it operated in Tucson. The legal action, unsealed recently by the U.S. Department of Justice, originated from allegations brought by a medical reimbursement specialist employed by Carondelet. The whistleblower was represented by David Caputo and David Williams of Kline & Specter and Joseph Trautwein of Trautwein & Associates LLC. The whistleblower will receive a reward of $5,950,000 under the federal False Claims Act. For help with a whistleblower lawsuit or for more information, go to