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According to the U.S. Justice Department, Children’s National Medical Center has agreed to pay $12.9 million to settle a false claims case.

The department alleges that the medical center inaccurately reported overhead costs on applications and cost reports, which were then used to calculate reimbursement rates to the Department of Health and Human Services. Furthermore, it is believed that the center misreported its available bed count, leading to additional payments from the Virginia and D.C. Medicaid programs, as well as Medicare.

According to reports, all claims resolved in the case remain allegations, as no liability was determined and the center did not admit fault. The Children’s National Medical Center has made it clear that the allegations had no impact on the level of patient care.

The CEO of Children’s National Medical Center added: “Consistent with our commitment to compliance and transparency, and with the full support of our board, we actively cooperated with the government to bring the matter to a prompt and responsible resolution.”

The settlement also brings an end to a whistleblower lawsuit from a former worker. He will receive approximately $2 million in recovered funds for his part in the case.

Another former employee of Chicago State University has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the institution, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting misconduct among the school’s president.

The employee, formerly the school’s chief financial officer, filed the lawsuit weeks after the school lost another wrongful termination case and was ordered by the court to pay a former employee more than $3 million.

The man claims he was fired for bringing concerns to light regarding the school’s president during a meeting with a board of trustees’ chairman. In addition to reporting the president for having a personal relationship with an employee who was hired despite an inaccurate resume, he also noted concerns over financial decisions.

Not only is his lawsuit against the school, but the president, as well as seven members of the board of trustees, have been named as well. He is seeking to receive back pay, damages, and reinstatement into his previous position.

This type of story is all too common in today’s day and age. One employee feels that they are doing the right thing for an organization, but in the long run they end up losing their job as a result.

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According to court records, a lawsuit alleging that a former Department of Corrections employee was fired for whistleblowing is heading to trial starting on June 16, 2014.

In March, Rob Killgore was fired from his position as head of Oregon’s prison industries agency. The next month, he filed a lawsuit seeking compensation of $1.5 million, alleging discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation.

A Corrections Director fired him only a few weeks after the Department of Justice completed an investigation into the allegations that he made. While the Corrections Director noted that the two events were not connected in any way, Killgore obviously disagrees.

Killgore was the man in charge of Oregon Corrections Enterprises, a state agency that employs inmates. In his allegations, he claims that officials used his agency as a “slush fund.” Furthermore, he claims that he was directed to make improper expenses in a variety of areas including: supplies, infrastructure and security, personnel costs, and donations.

In particular, the allegations focus specifically on a former Director and Deputy Director.