Fla. Doctor To Pay $26M Settlement In False Claims Case

Law360, San Diego (February 11, 2013, 9:10 PM EST) -- A Venice, Fla.-based dermatologist has agreed to pay the U.S. government $26.1 million to resolve claims that he accepted illegal kickbacks from a pathology laboratory and billed the Medicare program for unnecessary medical services, marking one of the largest False Claims Act settlements with an individual ever, officials said Monday.

The U.S. Department of Justice said the deal brings to a close a qui tam suit filed in Florida federal court in 2004 that accused Steven J. Wasserman of entering into an illegal kickback arrangement with...
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