Bradley attorney Jason Mehta was quoted in Healthcare Risk Management on a $3.77 million settlement by a laboratory and the owner of a lab management services company to resolve claims that they were involved with illegal kickbacks and filed claims for services that were not medically necessary.
“This settlement reflects the Department of Justice’s continued focus on fraud in the urine toxicology and clinical diagnostic testing areas,” Mehta says. “As more and more money is spent on clinical testing, these services will continue to be a growth area for healthcare fraud prosecutions and I expect the department’s interest, as well as whistleblowers’ interest, will only continue in the coming months and years.”
The complete article, “$3.77 Million to Resolve Kickback, Medical Necessity Claims,” appeared in the March 2018 issue of Healthcare Risk Management. (login required)