Two medical labs accused of unnecessary testing under the False Claims Act have agreed to pay $48.5 million to settle the lawsuit against them. Richmond, VA-based Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc (HDL) will pay $47 million to settle the dispute. Alameda-based Singulex Inc. will pay $1.5 million in fines.
Federal officials in South Caroline announced that the firms have agreed to pay fine for allegedly paying doctors a commission for referring patients for blood tests which were not required. The lawsuit hasn't named the doctors involved in the malpractice.
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