AIT Laboratories Agreed to Pay $1.5 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Sober Homes in the Form of Free Specimen Collection Personnel and Forging Contracts and Orders for Laboratory Services
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, American Institute of Toxicology, Inc. d/b/a AIT Laboratories (AIT), Texas, agreed to pay $1,541,062.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law including provisions applicable to kickbacks. OIG alleged that AIG, through its agent, paid remuneration to 18 sober home clients in the form of free personnel placed in those sober homes clients as specimen collectors, but who performed other functions without charge to the sober homes. OIG also alleged that AIT’s agent forged contracts and orders for laboratory services ordered for Federal health care program beneficiaries residing in the 18 sober homes.
- Date:May 7, 2021
- Provider Self-Disclosures