Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Medicare Fraud

Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Janet Rehnquist and the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Thomas DiBiagio, entered into an $800,000 settlement agreement with Johns Hopkins University to resolve charges of fraudulent Medicare billings. The settlement resolved a federal investigation under the False Claims Act arising from alleged false or improper billings for the services of teaching physicians to beneficiaries of the Medicare program covering calendar year 1994. The government alleged Johns Hopkins submitted or caused the submission of false claims to the Medicare program on behalf of certain faculty physicians without documentation to show that they — and not interns or residents — were personally involved in providing the claimed services.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Health and Human Services
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johns Hopkins University $800,000
Further Information Released
Johns Hopkins Press Release 6/21/2008
HHS Inspector General Press Release 8/23/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database