Ameritox Faces FCA Suit Over Physician Kickbacks

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Drug-testing specialist Ameritox Ltd. defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by doling out a huge assortment of kickbacks to attract more physician customers and designing its business model with the goal of encouraging unnecessary testing, according to a False Claims Act complaint unsealed Friday.

Former sales representative Brian Eberhard says his ex-employer effectively bribed doctors into sending business its way by providing reduced-price technology for electronic health records, waiving copays for patients, distributing discounted supplies for drug tests billable to government health programs and leasing office space from...
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