Comprehensive Health Services Pays False Claims Act Settlement Involving EMR Security

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reports:

A healthcare services contractor has agreed to pay a $933,000 settlement in a federal whistleblower case involving alleged false claims by the entity about the security of electronic medical records containing the information of military personnel, diplomats and contractors.

The settlement is the first under the Department of Justice’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which was launched last year.

The civil settlement resolves two actions brought against Comprehensive Health Services, based in Cape Canaveral, Florida, under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act involving CHS’ government contracts to provide medical services at U.S. military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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