Texas Doctors Groups Pay $2.3M To Settle FCA Suit

Law360, Dallas (March 5, 2013, 8:16 PM EST) -- Two Texas medical groups agreed Tuesday to pay more than $2 million to settle whistleblower claims that they violated the False Claims Act and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act with improper billing practices over a five-year period, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

The Corpus Christi-based Radiology Associates and genetic clinic Children's Physician Services of South Texas, a part of the Driscoll Health System, were accused of billing and receiving double payments for the professional reading and interpretation of genetic ultrasounds in a whistleblower suit prosecuted by the DOJ and the Texas Attorney General's Office. CPSST agreed to pay $1.5 million...

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