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Connecticut Laboratory Settles False and Fraudulent Medicare Claims Case

Clinical Lab Partners (CLP), a laboratory in Newington, CT, that performed urine drug testing, agreed to enter into a $145,789.34 settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services effective September 29, 2014. The settlement resolves allegations CLP submitted false or fraudulent claims to Medicare. Specifically, OIG contends CLP submitted claims to Medicare for high complexity urine drug tests exceeding the number of units allowed by Medicare by using a code to bypass computer programming that would have otherwise rejected such claims. OIG's Office of Audit Services and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Andrea Treese Berlin and Geoff Hymans, collaborated to achieve this settlement.

Action Details

  • Date:September 29, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions