Dubuque Clinic Agrees to Pay $40,000 in False Claims Penalties To Resolve Allegations Related to 8 Controlled Substance Refills
Crescent Community Health Center, a non-profit health center in Dubuque, Iowa, agreed to pay $40,000 in penalties to resolve False Claims Act allegations that, during a five month period in 2013, Crescent employees who lacked the requisite credentials or authority issued 8 controlled substance refills that were paid for by Medicare or Medicaid. The Center also agreed to pay $7,503.80 to resolve allegations that, during this same period, Crescent employees improperly issued 71 prescriptions or prescription refills for non-controlled substances that were eventually paid for by Medicare or Medicaid.
- Date:May 16, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions