DOJ Announces Settlement with Home-Health Services Company Over FCA Kickback and Overbilling Allegations

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The Department of Justice recently announced that it resolved two civil lawsuits filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act to the tune of nearly $4 million. The suits alleged that a suburban Chicago diagnostics company, SNAP Diagnostics, LLC, that provides home testing for sleep disorders was defrauding Medicare and four other federal health care programs through kickbacks and unnecessary testing. Since Medicare began covering home sleep testing in 2009, SNAP has received nearly $9 million from Medicare – almost all of it the result of fraud and kickbacks, according to the government’s allegations.

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