- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Justice Department says it has reached a $2.9 million settlement with Hope Cancer Institute and its owner to resolve allegations that it falsely billed federal health care programs.

The announcement Monday settles allegations that the cancer treatment facility in Kansas and its owner, Dr. Raj Sadasivan, submitted claims between 2007 and 2011 for chemotherapy drugs that were not provided to federal health care beneficiaries. The government contends the doctor instructed employees to bill for predetermined dosage levels, when lower dosages of the drugs were actually provided.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Kansas was brought by three former employees under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act that allow private citizens to sue on behalf of the government and share in any recovery.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide