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Michigan residents charged in $61.5M Medicare fraud
The owner of a physician company that conducted home visits demanded that his employees order the highest-reimbursing urine drug tests for patients, all of which were medically unnecessary, the DOJ said.
February 10, 2023
Labcorp to pay $19M to settle kickback, false claims lawsuit
Labcorp has denied all allegations in the complaint and has not admitted liability as part of an executed settlement.
February 6, 2023
Texas, Louisiana lab executives charged in $107 million genetic-testing kickback scheme
The defendants allegedly used Trinity Clinical Laboratories in Lewisville, TX, as part of a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicare Advantage for genetic testing, the DOJ said.
January 9, 2023
Georgia lab owner convicted in $463M genetic testing scheme to defraud Medicare
From July 2016 through August 2019, LabSolutions submitted more than $463 million in claims to Medicare, including for medically unnecessary genetic tests.
December 15, 2022
Physician, medical office to pay more than $2.6M involving clinical lab kickbacks
Feel Well Health and its owner violated the Anti-Kickback Statute by receiving remuneration from Boston Heart Diagnostics for clinical laboratory services for Medicare patients, according to the DOJ.
November 15, 2022
‘Father of microarray technology’ convicted in $77M fraud scheme
Mark Schena participated in a scheme to mislead investors, commit healthcare fraud, and pay illegal kickbacks in connection with the submission of more than $77 million in false and fraudulent claims for such testing, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), announced Thursday.
September 8, 2022
Ohio, Kentucky doctors convicted in scheme to bill Medicaid for unnecessary urinalysis testing
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Florida lab owner charged in $53M fraud, kickback scheme
Daniel Hurt of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and had his initial appearance and arraignment by videoconference on Tuesday in a Newark, NJ, federal court, according to the DOJ U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey.
August 30, 2022
Lab providers to pay $5.7M to settle testing allegations
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged that Metric Lab Services, Metric Management Services, Spectrum Diagnostic Labs, and owners Sherman Kennerson and Jeffrey Madison prompted the submission of false Medicare claims by paying kickbacks in return for genetic testing samples.
July 24, 2022
Founders of 3 lab companies indicted in $300M fraud
According to the indictment, Unified Laboratory Services and Spectrum Diagnostic Laboratory Founder Jeffrey Paul Madison and Chief Operating Officer Mark Christopher Boggess, as well as Reliable Labs Co-Founders Biby Ancy Kurian and Abraham Phillips, allegedly paid kickbacks to induce medical professionals to order medically unnecessary lab tests. They then billed the tests to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad Meacham.
February 15, 2022
Bogus testing kickback scheme results in guilty plea
Elizabeth Turner, the owner of Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud conspiracy in the U.S. District Court in Nashville. Her company received approximately $234,730 in illegal kickback payments, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Tennessee.
December 21, 2021
Lab owner sentenced to 82 months over COVID kickback scheme
Court documents say Leonel Palatnik of Aventura, FL, allegedly conspired with co-owners of Panda Conservation Group, and with Michael Stein, the owner of 1523 Holdings, to pay illegal kickbacks to Stein in exchange for his work arranging for telemedicine providers to authorize genetic testing orders for Panda's laboratories.
November 11, 2021
Lab owner, woman charged in Medicare kickback scheme
A federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against Terry Steven Wilks Jr., owner of Acadian Diagnostic Laboratories in Baton Rouge, and Leslie Amanda McHugh, formerly a registered nurse in Florida. Wilks and McHugh are charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., offering and paying kickbacks, and soliciting and receiving kickbacks.
September 20, 2021
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