Health Diagnostic Laboratory and Singulex to Pay $48.5M to Settle Fraud Charges Involving Kickbacks and Unnecessary Testing as Feds Sue Two More Medical Labs and Three Executives on Similar Charges
Under the DOJ’s settlement agreement, HDL may need to pay as much as $100 million, according to a published report
Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. (HDL), of Richmond, Virginia, and Singulex Inc., of Alameda, California, agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle charges that they violated the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday.
According to the DOJ, the labs violated the Anti-Kickback Statute by paying physicians in exchange for patient referrals, in addition to billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary testing. Pathologists, medical laboratory scientists, and clinical laboratory directors have watched this case closely since it became public knowledge last fall.
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