Calif. Genetic Test Co. Pays $11M To Resolve FCA Claims
Law360 (March 13, 2018, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A Silicon Valley-based prenatal testing company has agreed to pay $10.6 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed federal health care programs for its popular Panorama noninvasive prenatal tests and other screenings in violation of the False Claims Act, the federal government said Tuesday.
In addition to paying the federal government $10.6 million, Natera Inc. agreed to pay $756,183 to multiple state Medicaid programs.
The settlement marks an end to a dispute that arose in January 2015, when former Natera employee Sallie McAdoo and her husband, Steven Aldridge, sued Natera in Kentucky federal court for monetary damages under the FCA's...
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