Clinic Accused Of Bilking Medicare By Pushing Drug Refills

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A former nurse at a Wisconsin mental health clinic has accused the clinic of defrauding public health programs by being too aggressive in requiring patients to refill prescriptions for medication to combat opiate addiction, according to a lawsuit unsealed Wednesday.

The suit, filed in January, claims Acacia Mental Health Clinic LLC required refills of the opiate addiction medication Suboxone every one to two weeks, whereas usual and customary health care practice requires Suboxone users to be treated just once a month.

By requiring refills at its...
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