Millennium Health insurance and DOJ Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $256 Million

Millennium Health insurance and DOJ Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $256 Million

On October 19, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ), with the U . s . States Attorney’s Office for that District of Massachusetts, announced that Millennium Health (formerly Millennium Laboratories) had decided to resolve allegations underneath the False Claims Act (FCA) for $256 million. Millennium, which is among the largest urine drug testing laboratories within the U . s . States was charged with billing Medicare, State medicaid programs, along with other federal healthcare programs for medically unnecessary drug testing and dna testing, and supplying kickbacks to physicians to induce business. The settlement incorporates two FCA settlements between the organization and also the DOJ, one involving urine drug testing and something involving pharmacogenetic testing, plus an administrative settlement between Millennium and also the Department of Health insurance and Human Services (HHS).

Underneath the urine drug testing settlement, Millennium has decided to pay $227 million to solve allegations which were produced in seven separate qui tam actions it systematically billed federal healthcare programs for excessive and unnecessary drug testing from Jan. 1, 2008 through May 20, 2015. The complaint filed through the U . s . States alleges that Millennium caused physicians to buy excessive figures of urine drug tests, based, partly, on using “custom profiles.” Instead of being customized for patients individually, these profiles functioned as standing orders for physicians to buy many tests with no individualized assessment of every patient’s needs. The government’s complaint further alleges that Millennium violated the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute by supplying physicians with free drug test cups around the express condition the physicians return the examples for countless dollars’ price of additional testing.

Underneath the pharmacogenetic testing settlement, Millennium pays $ten million to solve allegations, produced in another qui tam action, it posted false states federal healthcare programs for medically unnecessary dna testing which was routinely performed with no individualized assessment of need, from Jan. 1, 2012 through May 20, 2015.

Additionally to resolving the FCA allegations, Millennium also arrived at a contract using the Centers for Medicare and State medicaid programs Services (CMS) to pay for $19 million to solve administrative actions regarding Millennium’s states Medicare for several drug test billing codes. These claims were the topic of claim denials as well as an overpayment action initiated by CMS and it is contractors.

Regarding the both FCA settlements, Millennium also offers joined right into a Corporate Integrity Agreement using the Department of Health insurance and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.


Millennium Health insurance and DOJ Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $256 Million

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