Two health testing labs have come under fire for allegedly bribing doctors to get patient referrals for their programs and for billing Medicare for unnecessary testing. The two laboratories are due to pay a hefty settlement, for being accused of violating the False Claims Act.
The Health Diagnostics Laboratory is due to pay $47 million and Singulex Inc. would pay $1.5 million, in settlement of the allegations. The doctors were said to be awarded $10 and $17 per referral and waived co-pays and deductibles for the patients.
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