On March 1, 2017, a Florida federal court imposed more than $347M in treble (three times) damages following a jury trial in a False Claims Act case. The four defendants operated 53 skilled nursing facilities and allegedly submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.
The whistleblower for the case was a former nurse at two of the facilities . The particular allegations involved submitting false claims and fraudulent records to substantiate the false claim asserting that patients needed and received more care than was necessary.
Read more here: http://blog.providertrust.com/blog/false-claims-act-court-triples-whistleblower-damages