Category archive: Kickbacks

Anti-Kickback Update – HHS-OIG Settles Ambulance Swapping Case $3 Million Settlement from Nursing Home in Ambulance Swapping Case

Demonstrating the government’s commitment to combat health care fraud and keeping providers accountable, the U.S. Attorney’s office of Southern District announced that Regent Management Services L.P., a long term provider, agreed to pay approximately $3.199 Million to settle allegations that it received kickbacks from ambulance companies for referrals of Regent’s Medicare and Medicaid patients needing…

ALERT – Clinical Labs under Scrutiny by OIG

As health care costs rise and providers are faced with challenges to meet the needs and demands of consumers; Medicare looks for questionable payments made to providers to ensure federal dollars for healthcare are spent for medically necessary services as it seeks to reduce fraud and abuse in the provision of health care. One such…

Another DOJ False Claims Act Settlement – Two Cardiovascular Disease Testing Labs to Pay $48.5M to Resolve Allegations of Kickbacks and Unnecessary Testing

The OIG has made it clear that laboratory payments to referring physicians are suspect as another False Claims Act (FCA) settlement was announced. The $48.5M settlement involves Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) and Singulex Inc. and resolves allegations they violated the FCA by paying remuneration to physicians in exchange for patient referrals and billing federal…

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