Hma Settlement Agreement

The eight whistleblower appeals were filed in different districts and referred to the U.S. District Court in a multi-district litigation that was intended to expedite the handling of complex cases. Dr. Thomas Mason and Steven Folstad are two of the whistleblowers behind one of the eight cases that led to the full federal investigation and agreement with HMA. In September 2010, they filed a lawsuit in the Western District of North Carolina, which remained under seal until the Justice Department intervened. “This comparison is the result of the FBI`s hard work and commitment to holding companies to account for their role in fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry,” said Johnson, deputy director of the FBI.