Posted: July 10, 2012

Two whistleblowers who once worked for a radiation clinic will get a piece of a $3.8 million settlement the company agreed to pay to resolve a false claims investigation. Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia had been accused of overbilling Medicare for treatments provided to prostate cancer patients and billing for unnecessary services, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The whistleblowers included a doctor and a physicist who now will reap a reward for helping the government in the case. A lawyer for one of the whistleblowers praised the U.S. Justice Department and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services for aggressively investigating allegations of Medicare fraud. Click for more information on whistleblower lawsuits.