AG Gansler: Medtronic, Inc. Settles Kickback Allegations for $9.9 Million
Baltimore, MD (Sept. 25, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Maryland, joined by other states and the federal government, has settled allegations that Medtronic, Inc., paid kickbacks to health care practitioners to induce them to use its cardiac rhythm management devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. In May, the Minnesota-based company paid the federal government approximately $9.6 million in civil damages for federal health care program damages. Medicaid programs nationwide will receive approximately $362,362 of the total settlement, of which $6,128.86 is attributable to Maryland.
- Date:September 25, 2014
- Agency:Maryland Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies