June 28, 2004 Banner Health
Banner Health, headquartered in Phoenix Arizona will pay $6.1 Million Dollars to settle a qui tam action filed by Debbie Evans, one of its former employees. The allegations of the case were that Banner submitted false claims to Medicare to obtain reimbursement for home health care visits, and that Banner filed claims seeking reimbursement for services which were either not reasonable and necessary, or for which the amount, frequency and duration of services were not reasonable or necessary.
Under the settlement, Ms. Evans will receive $1 Million Dollars for having filed the qui tam action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 6/28/04