California Pharmacy Settles False and Fraudulent Medicare Claims Case
On February 24, 2015, a Los Angeles, California pharmacy and its owner agreed to pay $1,342,295.50 to settle allegations by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The agreement with OIG resolves allegations that Hyundai Drugs and its owner Sang Kim submitted claims to Medicare Part D for brand name prescription drugs that it could not have dispensed based on inventory records. The case was investigated as part of Operation Pharm Fury, a joint effort between OIG's Office of Investigations, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General. Senior Counsel Tamara Forys represented OIG.
- Date:February 24, 2015
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions