The United States Department of Justice announced today that Louisiana based home health provider, Amedisys, Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations brought under the False Claims Act. The settlement covers cases brought by whistleblowers in seven separate cases. One such whistleblower, Ms. Umberhandt, was represented by Kevin Doyle and Mel Mobley of Lokey, Mobley and Doyle, LLP in the case styled United States ex rel. Umberhandt v. Amedisys, Inc., Civil Action No.: 13-cv-2789 (E.D. Pa.). Ms. Umberhandt and her counsel diligently worked with whistleblowers and their counsel of the cases styled United States ex rel. Brown, et al. v. Amedisys, Inc., et al. Civil Action No.: 13-cv-2803 (E.D. Pa.) and United States ex rel. CAF Partners, et al. v. Amedisys, Inc., et al., Civil Action No.: 10-cv-2323 (E.D. Pa.), to assist the Government in achieving this settlement.
Ms. Umberhandt and Lokey, Mobley and Doyle would like to thank the investigators of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, the special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta Division, the attorneys and investigators of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the Northern District of Alabama, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the attorneys of the Department of Justice in Washington for their hard work and dedication, which culminated in this excellent result.