Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Singulex settle kickback suits for $48.5M

April 10, 2015 5:49 PM

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Health Diagnostics Laboratory will pay $47 million and Singulex Inc. $1.5 million to settle allegations that the cardiovascular disease testing laboratories violated the False Claims Act.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) alleged Health Diagnostics Laboratory and Singulex paid doctors in exchange for patient referrals and billed Medicare for unnecessary testing. The DoJ said the companies gave the physicians between $10 and $17 per referral and waived patient co-pays and deductibles.

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