Genetic testing company pays $42.6 Million to settle kickback and medical necessity claims

UTC Laboratories Inc. (RenRX) has agreed to pay $41.6 million,to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks in exchange for laboratory referrals for pharmacogenetic testing and for furnishing and billing for tests that were not medically necessary.  RenRX, a laboratory company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, also agreed...
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Whistleblower reporting an instance of medicare fraud.

How to Report Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud costs the government a tremendous amount of money each year. In fact, the government estimates that Medicare fraud costs approximately $60 billion a year. In order to combat this practice and encourage individuals to report Medicare fraud, the government offers those who report fraud, also known as “whistleblowers,” financial compensation....
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Hospitals pay $20 million to settle allegations of false claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and for unnecessary spinal surgeries

Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center and the Sanford Clinic (collectively, Sanford)  have agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to federal health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, resulting from violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and medically unnecessary spinal surgeries. The Anti-Kickback...
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Tenet Healthcare to pay $66 million to settle whistleblower suit asserting billing Medicare for docs who received kickbacks

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has agreed in principle to pay the federal government about $66 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging it billed public programs for medical services provided by physicians having improper financial relationships with a hospital partly owned by Tenet. Tenet disclosed the tentative settlement in its 
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Reckitt Benckiser Group to pay $22.7 million to Kentucky in Medicaid fraud case for Suboxone administration without counseling

Reckitt Benckiser will pay $22.7 million in state and federal Medicaid dollars after reaching an agreement with a pharmaceutical distributor over its improper marketing and promotion of the drug Suboxone. The civil settlement resolves allegations that, from 2010 through 2014, Reckitt, directly or through its subsidiaries, knowingly:
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Genetic testing co. UTC Labs and principals to pay $42.6 million to settle kickback and Medicare fraud claims

UTC Laboratories, Inc. (RenRX) has agreed to pay $41.6 million, and its three principals, Tarun Jolly, M.D., Patrick Ridgeway, and Barry Griffith, have agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks in exchange for laboratory referrals for pharmacogenetic testing and for furnishing...
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