Genetic Testing Laboratory Settles Federal Civil False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging Kickbacks for $2.5 Million

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On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced a $2.5 million dollar settlement with AutoGenomics, Inc., based on kickback allegations. In short, the lawsuit alleged that the lab, AutoGenomics, paid a marketing company kickbacks for each Medicare claim that the marketing company generated for the lab and was…

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Vaccinations Roll Out for Florida Assisted Living Facilities

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This week, Florida Assisted Living Facilities’ (ALFs) residents and staff began receiving the COVID-19 vaccinations as part of Florida’s partnership with CVS and Walgreens. This vaccine administration is the first phase of Florida’s plan in administering the vaccine to the most vulnerable population: long-term care facility residents and staff, persons over the age of 65,…

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Substance Abuse Treatment Provider in New York Settles Federal Fraud Lawsuit for $6 Million

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York recently announced a $6 million settlement with a substance abuse treatment center for a civil healthcare fraud lawsuit for alleged kickbacks and falsified medical records. The provider, Addiction Care Interventions Chemical Dependency Treatment Centers (ACI) and its owner are required to repay the government…

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