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U.S. Attorney’s Office wins $370M judgment in Medicare fraud case
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida won a $370 million default judgment against a Kentucky lab owner and his businesses for a lab testing scheme intended to defraud Medicare.
September 28, 2023
Ga. lab owner sentenced for $463M Medicare testing fraud scheme
Ga. lab owner Minal Patel was sentenced to serve 27 years in prison following his December 2022 conviction for his role in a $463 million Medicare fraud scheme.
September 8, 2023
Physician assistant guilty in $10M Medicare fraud involving genetic testing
According to trial evidence, the defendant signed fraudulent prescriptions for medically unnecessary cancer genomic and pharmacogenetic testing.
June 14, 2023
Georgia doctor, clinics to pay $625K to resolve False Claims Act allegations
The defendants allegedly submitted improper claims to Medicare and Tricare insurance programs for evaluation and management services as well as medically unnecessary urine drug screening tests.
May 31, 2023
California man guilty in testing kickback scheme
According to information presented in court, the defendant conspired with others to pay and receive kickbacks in exchange for the referral of pharmacogenomic (PGx) tests.
May 10, 2023
Warrant issued for arrest of convicted laboratory co-owner who failed to report to prison
The executive was convicted of helping NWPL obtain more than $3.7 million in kickback payments by steering urine drug test specimens to two labs that could bill the government for testing.
May 8, 2023
Texas laboratory to pay $5.9M to settle allegations of kickbacks, submitting claims for unnecessary drug tests
The laboratory paid volume-based commissions to third party marketers in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and submitted claims to federal healthcare programs for unnecessary drug tests, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Tuesday.
April 6, 2023
Utah lab owner admits role in $89M kickback scheme involving cancer genetic screening tests
According to case documents and court statements, the lab owner and others paid kickbacks and bribes to various parties in exchange for referrals and orders for cancer genetic screening tests.
March 29, 2023
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
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