False Claims Act

U.S. Files FCA Lawsuit for Medicare Fraud Against Nevada Hospice

In November 2014, the United States and the State of Nevada joined a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by relator Joanne Cretney-Tsosie, who is represented Whistleblower Advocate attorneys Steve Cohen, Matt Piers, and Juliet Berger-White in conjunction with the Terry Law Firm of Las Vegas, Nevada. The lawsuit alleges that Creekside Hospice II, LLC, a for-profit hospice in Nevada, and its holding company, Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars by admitting ineligible patients, altering records to falsely create the appearance that eligibility requirements had been satisfied, and improperly using billing codes that provided higher Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements but were not justified by the services provided. DOJ Press Release Whistleblower Advocates Press Release

Whistleblower Advocates Presents FCA with ACS-Chicago

Whistleblower Advocates attorneys, in collaboration with the Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society, presented “The False Claims Act: Combatting Fraud on the Government.”

Steven Cohen Presents at Cal Law School

Steven Cohen presented at Whistleblower Law: Deterring Fraud Against the Government, a course taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

False Claims Act Presented to U of I Law School

Steven Cohen and Juliet Berger-White co-presented “Ethical and Best Practice Issues When Representing Whistleblowers in FCA Cases” at University of Illinois College of Law class on Compliance, Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Whistleblower Advocates Counsel Appointed by President Obama

President Obama reappointed Steven Cohen to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, an independent federal agency that provides scholarships to students seeking professional careers in public service.

Steven Cohen Speaks at European Symposium

Steven Cohen spoke at The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) European Symposium on Ethics and Governance held in Paris, France. Steven spoke as part of a panel titled, “Efficiency of Whistleblowing and Protection of Whistleblowers.”