Ten indicted in $1.4 Billion scheme allegedly billing for fraudulent lab tests

Ten people have been indicted in connection to a scheme of using rural hospitals across multiple states to allegedly bill private insurance companies for fraudulent laboratory testing claims.Those charged in an indictment filed in the Middle District of Florida include defendants Jorge Perez, 60, of Miami-Dade County, Florida; Seth Guterman, 54, of Chicago, Illinois; Ricardo […]

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Compound King pharmacist sentenced to 10 years in prison in $21.8 million healthcare fraud scheme

A Houston pharmacist and his wife were sentenced today for their roles in an approximately $21.8 million Department of Labor (DOL) – Office of Workers Compensation Programs and Federal Employees Compensation Act fraud scheme. George Philip Tompkins, 75, of Houston, Texas, the self-proclaimed “Compound King” and former owner of Piney Point Pharmacy, was sentenced to […]

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Feds arrest blood testing firm President on fraud charges for submitting $69 million in fraudulent claims for allergy and COVID-19 tests

  Mark Schena, the president of a California company called Arrayit has been arrested on fraud charges for allegedly misleading investors and paying for patient referrals for the company’s blood tests for allergy and COVID-19 detection. The charges were that he and Arrayit allegedly misled investors, manipulated the company’s stock price, and conspired to commit […]

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UTC Laboratories genetic testing to pay $42.6 million to end charges of unnecessary pharmacogentic testing and kickbacks for lab referrals

 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 and billing for […]

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Genova Diagnostics Inc. Lab pays up to $43 million to settle charges of Medicare fraud on clinically unnecessary lab gastro effects tests

Genova Diagnostics had agreed to pay up to $43 million to settle allegations that it had fraudulently billed the federal government for unnecessary lab services. The complaint filed with the federal court in May 2018, Genova allegedly sought and received payment for fecal, blood and urine tests that have not been scientifically proven to diagnose any […]

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Laboratory company pays $17million settling False Claims Act case alleging fraudulently billing Medicare for medically unnecessary feces tests

Genova Diagnostics, A laboratory company will pay the government $10 Million for allegedly tested patients’ feces unnecessarily and billed the federal government, leading to charges of Medicare fraud. Now, they’ll pay between $17-43 million to settle those allegations and others, according to the Department of Justice.  A lawsuit filed in federal court alleged Genova improperly submitted […]

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Newman Law Offices announces settlement Encore Rehabilitation to pay $4.033 Million to settle whistleblower case

  Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation and Therapy company, Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC (Encore) which services hundreds of skilled nursing facilities in 25 states will pay $4,033,346 with interest settling a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging healthcare fraud. The case, captioned UNITED STATES EX REL REZA SAFFARIAN AND AUDREY THEILE V. ENCORE REHABILITATION SERVICES, LLC ET AL […]

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Newman Law Offices False Claims Act whistleblower case against nursing home chain Saber Healthcare settles for $10 Million

The nursing home chain, Saber Healthcare Group LLC, and related entities, (Saber) have agreed to pay $10 million settling a whistleblower case in which it is alleged that Saber violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing certain of its skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that […]

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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 to a […]

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