Phillips & Cohen whistleblower attorneys Colette Matzzie and Luke Diamond tell Healthcare IT News about the methods and compelling reasons for addressing EHR fraud in an article about the $500,000 settlement by Konica Minolta Healthcare-owned EHR vendor Viztek.
“Filing a qui tam lawsuit is a powerful and effective way to report problems with EHR software purchased with federal funds and get the problems fixed when they are ignored,” said Luke Diamond, an associate at Phillips & Cohen. “The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from job retaliation and offers rewards if the government recovers funds as a result of the qui tam case.”
“Our client was concerned about possible patient harm that can occur if EHR software isn’t properly certified, so she stepped forward to inform the government about what she had witnessed,” said Colette Matzzie, a partner and whistleblower attorney with Phillips & Cohen, which brought the case. “Ensuring that EHR software meets all governmental requirements is important to safeguard both patient care and federal funds.”
Read the entire article, “Konica Minolta pays $500k to settle EHR whistleblower case,” on Healthcare IT News’ website.