Reuters reports that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $27.45 million to settle civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. NGSC allegedly overstated the number of hours its employees worked on two battlefield communications contracts with the United States Air Force.
The Department of Justice announced that Dr. Kenneth S. Felder and Metropolitan Retina Associates, Inc. settled for $2 million resolving claims under the False Claims Act that they fraudulently billed Medicare for substandard medical tests. In addition, Felder and Metropolitan Retine Associates submitted claims to Medicare for ultrasounds of eyes that were not performed, or lacked proper medical record documentation.
ImmediaDent, which operates nine dental care practices in Indiana and Kansas, will pay $5.139 million to resolve allegations that they improperly billed Indiana’s Medicaid program for dental services. Between 2009 and 2013, ImmediaDent submitted false claims by improperly billing simple tooth extractions as though they were surgical extractions, and billing deep cleanings that were either not performed or not medically necessary. To read more click here.
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