DOJ Settles False Claims Act Allegations With Seattle Physician, His Pain Clinics, and His Drug-testing Lab; Agrees To Pay $2.85 Million To Settle Allegations His Clinics Ordered Medically Unnecessary Tests
Seattle - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Washington State Attorney General today settled a False Claims Act investigation involving Seattle Pain Center, Northwest Analytics, and owner/physician Dr. Frank Danger Li, announced First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Dr. Li agreed to pay $2.85 million to state and federal authorities to settle allegations his companies billed government entities for medically unnecessary urine drug tests. Dr. Li's seven pain clinics closed in July 2016 when the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission suspended his medical license for improperly monitoring prescriptions of powerful opioids. Today's settlement is a civil resolution unrelated to any criminal investigation or any action by state health regulators.
- Date:May 7, 2020
- Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
- Criminal and Civil Actions