DOJ Announces Highest Number of False Claims Act Settlements and Judgments Ever

On February 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual False Claims Act (FCA) statistics for Fiscal Year 2023.  The DOJ’s press release announced the “highest number of settlements and judgments in history,” at 543 total settlements and judgments....

Former Hospice Owner Convicted of Medicare Fraud

Shiva Akula, the owner and operator of Canon Healthcare, LLC, was convicted by a Louisiana jury of 23 counts of health care fraud. The jury found that Akula defrauded Medicare by overbilling and manipulating various Common Procedural Terminology (“CPT”) codes....