NextCare Pays $10M To Settle Allergy Test FCA Suit

Law360, Washington (July 2, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT) -- NextCare Inc. will pay $10 million to settle an ex-worker's False Claims Act allegations that the urgent care provider overcharged Medicare and state Medicaid programs for unnecessary medical testing and inflated urgent care billings, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

NextCare allegedly administered medically unnecessary allergy and respiratory pathogen panel tests primarily during the 2009 and 2010 H1N1 flu epidemic and charged Medicare, Tricare, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and multiple state Medicaid programs for the tests.

Former sales employee Lorin Granger brought the...
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