Sober Home Initiative Results in Second Conviction

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A U.S. Justice Department investigation of kickback schemes targeted at substance abuse treatment facilities dubbed the “Sober Homes initiative†recently ended in the conviction of a Florida doctor. According to evidence presented at trial, Mark Agresti, M.D., 59, of Palm Beach, unlawfully billed approximately $110 million of urinalysis (UA) drug testing services that were medically…

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Pharma Distributor Pays $13.1M to Settle FCA Allegations

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Cardinal Health became the target of whistleblowers who alleged that the Ohio-based pharmaceutical distributor recruited new customers by offering and paying cash bonuses to physicians to purchase drugs from them instead of its competitors for use on Medicare and Medicaid patients in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. As a result, the…

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