Wisconsin Based APM Settles FCA Suit
The DOJ accounted that federally funded Advanced Pain Management Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries, collectively called APM Entities, have agreed to pay the government $885k to settle a qui tam False Claims Act suit. The complaint alleges that the companies illegally gifted stock shares to non-employee physicians, in violation of the Anti-kickback Act, as compensation based on the number of patient referrals and pain management procedures provides. In addition to offering illegal kickbacks, APM was accused of providing medically unnecessary urine tests, resulting in more testing than was supported by medical records. The whistleblower will receive $142k as her share of the recovery.
Learn more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/wisconsin-pain-management-companies-settle-false-claims-act-allegations