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.

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