The firm is investigating a derivative case against Universal Health Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, owns and operates medical and behavioral health centers. As of 2010, UHS is the largest facility-based provider in the behavioral health care sector.
UHS is currently defending a series of lawsuits and investigations challenging its apparently routine practice of submitting false claims for payment to federal and state Medicaid programs. Several such actions have been filed by former UHS employees, who provide first-hand accounts of the systematic wrongdoing. Specifically, it has been alleged that some of UHS’s juvenile psychiatric facilities are being administered like detention centers, wherein UHS submits claims for psychiatric services that are never provided to the patients.
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