Lab Co. To Pay $256M To Settle FCA, Kickback Charges

Law360, New York (October 19, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Millennium Health, a California-based laboratory testing business for years besieged by False Claims Act and kickback allegations, agreed Monday to pay the federal government $256 million to resolve numerous lawsuits claiming it bilked Medicare, Medicaid and other programs while engaging in a referral scheme.

The $256 million settlement will resolve FCA claims that Millennium systematically cheated federal health care programs by billing for excessive and unnecessary urine drug tests from January 2008 to May 2015, as well as for false billings related to genetic testing, according...
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