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Audiology Practice with Locations Throughout Central New York to Pay More Than $566,000 to Settle False Claims Act Claims

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Oviatt Hearing and Balance, LLC (Oviatt), which operates audiology practices in Syracuse, Camillus, Manlius, and Oswego, New York, has agreed to pay $566,263.08 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely billing the federal government for services rendered by unlicensed individuals and by inappropriately providing gift cards and other inducements to Medicare and TRICARE beneficiaries. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's New York Region (HHS-OIG).


Action Details

  • Date:December 11, 2018
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions