BREAKING NEWS: HIPAA Suit Involving False Claims Act Filed

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, serving as lead attorney, has filed a False Claims Act case involving alleged HIPAA/HITECH violations that may become a landmark case.  The US Attorney General, other relevant government agencies and other defendants have also been sent the complaint.  Read more…

Breaking HIPAA HITECH News

HIPAA Violations Suit Involving False Claims Act Filed in Texas

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A large case involving HIPAA/HITECH breaches has been filed, under seal (a procedure allowing sensitive or confidential information to be filed with a court without becoming a matter of public record; this means that it allows time for the federal government to review the case and make a determination as to whether or not it will become involved), in the United States District Court, South Texas Division last Wednesday, May 3o, 2012.

The case also includes False Claims Act charges, the single most important tool U.S. taxpayers have to recover the billions of dollars stolen through fraud by U.S. government contractors every year.

The alleged violations involve the improper storage, handling and transmission of PHI and ePHI by covered entities, business associates and subcontractors. Public companies are involved and other areas of law are implicated, including Dodd-Frank Act.

Watch this space as this story develops!

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3 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: HIPAA Suit Involving False Claims Act Filed”
  1. CheriHuber 4 June 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I have tried unsuccessfully to locate this lawsuit via Justia and the district court’s website. Can anyone provide the docket number, or any additional information that may help me locate it?
    Thank you.

  2. admin 4 June 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Hi again Cheri,

    From what I understand (I’m not an attorney !), but my friend Rachel V. Rose is lead attorney on this case… because it was filed “under seal”, it is under review by the US government for sixty (60) days and, therefore, not in the public domain. I have seen a highly redacted version of the suit and it appears to be very significant in terms of potential regulatory violations and defendants named.

    Bob

  3. Angie 28 September 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    My personal information was accessed by a nurse during my hospital stay 119 times. She was not permitted to do so nor was assigned to my room or floor. I need to access some case laws and similar cases. Can you help. Thanks

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