Two U.S. Labs Must Cough Up $48 Million for Bilking Medicare

April 13, 2015 7:12 AM

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Two U.S. Labs Must Cough Up $48 Million for Bilking Medicare

After the Justice Department filed civil allegations against them, two cardiac biomarker laboratories will need to cough up a total of almost $49 million because they paid doctors for patient blood and bilked Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary testing, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. agreed to pay at least $47 million, and Singulex Inc. agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle the matter with the DOJ. Other lawsuits had been filed against Tonya Mallory, HDL’s former chief executive officer, and BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc., which pushed HDL ...

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