Medical Group Inks $4.5M FCA Settlement Over Medicare Bills

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee medical practice specializing in kidney ailments will pay nearly $4.5 million to settle a whistleblower's False Claims Act claims that it scammed Medicare and Medicaid by double billing and charging taxpayers for drugs it received for free, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Knoxville-based Apex Medical Group PC and several affiliated dialysis centers looted federal and state coffers from 2001 through 2006, using a variety of tactics that became known when billing department employee Kristi Moore filed suit, according to the DOJ.

“Kristi and...
To view the full article, register now.



Case Information

Case Title

Moore v. Apex Medical Group et al

Case Number



Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Thomas W Phillips

Date Filed

July 24, 2005

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.