Fla. Oncologists Pay $3.5M To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A group of Florida radiation oncology service providers has settled a whistleblower lawsuit with the federal government for $3.5 million, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday, ending the case alleging that they defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by performing unnecessary and improperly supervised procedures.

The False Claims Act suit accused Pensacola-based Gulf Region Radiation Oncology Centers Inc. and doctors Gerald Lowrey and Rod Krentel of billing Medicare, Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and military health system Tricare for "unreasonable, unnecessary or medically improper radiation...
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