Florida Man Convicted in $67M ‘Doctor Chase’ Genetic Testing Healthcare Fraud Scheme

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Another defendant who was part of a multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud scheme tied to unnecessary genetic testing has been convicted by a federal jury. Jose Goyos of West Palm Beach was indicted in February 2022 along with nine others in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged roles in a $67 million healthcare fraud, wire…

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Diagnostic Testing Company Settles False Claims Act Case Filed by Whistleblower

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Exagen, a California-based life sciences company that makes diagnostic tests for the treatment of autoimmune conditions, recently settled allegations, filed by a whistleblower, that it violated the False Claims Act by paying physicians to use its laboratory tests. The Settlement Agreement The agreement called for Exagen to pay $653,143. The case was brought under the…

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Cigna to Pay $173M to Settle False Claims Act Litigation Filed by Whistleblower

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Health insurance giant Cigna agreed to pay nearly $173 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false diagnosis codes under the federal Medicare Advantage program to increase its payments. In a lawsuit filed last year, the feds alleged that between 2014 and 2019, Cigna submitted to the Centers for…

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Dermatology Company Settles Violations of Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

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A Texas-based dermatology management company recently agreed to pay the U.S. government approximately $8.9 million, including $5.9 million in restitution, to settle self-reported allegations of potential violations of the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute resulting in liability under the False Claims Act. The Settlement Agreement According to the settlement agreement, from January 2013 to…

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