Baxano To Pay $6M To Settle FCA, Kickback Allegations

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Baxano Surgical Inc. has agreed to pay $6 million to settle allegations sparked by a whistleblower suit that it caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and paid kickbacks to doctors, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice says that Baxano, formerly known as TranS1 Inc., knowingly caused health care providers to submit claims to Medicare and other federal programs with incorrect diagnoses or procedure codes for minimally invasive spine fusion surgeries using its AxiaLIF System, in violation of...
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