Hearing Aid Company Eargo Inc pays $34.37 Million to settle Medicare fraud case for unsupported diagnosis codes

Eargo Inc, a public corporation that sells hearing aid devices to consumers nationwide will pay $34.37 million to settle a government case that is submitted claims for reimbursement to the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program that contained unsupported hearing loss diagnosis codes. The regulations require that diagnosis codes must be supported by a hearing loss diagnosis which is generally based on a hearing test performed by a health care provider. The United States also alleged that between Feb 1, 2021, and Sept 22, 2021, Eargo continued to include the unsupported hearing loss diagnosis codes even after completing an internal review of the billing and codes process in January of 2021.

JEFFREY NEWMAN IS A WHISTLEBLOWER LAWYER WITH THE FIRM NEWMAN & SHAPIRO WHICH REPRESENTS WHISTLEBLOWERS NATIONWIDE IN CLAIMS OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD, AMONG OTHER KINDS OF WHISTLEBLOWER CASES. HE CAN BE REACHED AT JNEWMAN@NEWMANSHAPIRO.COM OR 617-823-3217