U.S. Attorney’s Office wins $370M judgment in Medicare fraud case

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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.

The government filed a complaint in intervention against Rajen Shah and his companies United Diagnostics Lab, Tomoka Medical Lab, Tennessee Valley Regional Laboratory, Luminus Diagnostics, and Golden Rule Management in August 2022. The U.S. Attorney's Office alleged that Shah and his labs billed Medicare for molecular testing that had not been ordered by a licensed healthcare provider.

On September 21, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s motion for default judgment against Shah and the listed companies. Shah received a jail sentence in 2021 for a criminal contempt charge due to violation of court orders related to the government's fraud investigation.

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