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On September 8, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced a settlement with BAYADA, BAYADA Home Health Care Inc., BAYADA Health LLC, and BAYADA Home Care (collectively, the BAYADA Companies) for $17 million. The settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. No admissions of liability were made pursuant to the settlement.

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On Monday, August 2, the Department of Justice announced that Arriva Medical LLC (“Arriva”) and its parent company, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), agreed to pay $160 million to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act.  Arriva was one of the largest mail-order diabetic supply companies in the nation until it ceased business operations in December 2017. Alere is a medical device company based in Abbott Park, Illinois, which acquired Arriva in November 2011. In 2013, a whistleblower brought suit against Arriva and Alere under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The United States subsequently intervened in the suit.

Continue Reading DOJ Announces $160 Million Settlement with Mail-Order Diabetic Testing Supplier and Parent Company

On April 1, 2021, the DOJ announced that Bristol Meyers Squibb agreed to pay $75 million to resolve allegations that the company underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. Of the total settlement amount, Bristol Meyers Squibb will pay approximately $41 million, plus interest, to the United States, and $34 million to participating