Docs Agree To Pay $3.9M In FCA Suit Over Suspect Tests

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The founders of a Texas heart clinic will pay $3.9 million to settle whistleblowers’ False Claims Act allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for unnecessary diagnostic tests performed by unqualified personnel and funneled additional business to a hospital in which they invested, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

The deal is the latest involving physicians Carlos Mego and Subbarao Yarra, who own Valley Heart Consultants and have reportedly been parties to other multimillion-dollar settlements involving alleged health care fraud. It also shines a fresh spotlight...
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United States of America, et al vs Mego, et al


Case Number

7:07-cv-00241

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

151(Contract: Recovery Medicare)

Judge

Chief Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa

Date Filed

August 8, 2011

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