Florida Laboratory Settles Case Involving False Claims
On August 22, 2019, American Clinical Solutions, LLC (ACS), Boca Raton, Florida, entered into a $61,546.31 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that ACS submitted claims to Medicare for specimen validity testing (SVT), a non-covered service. SVT is a quality control process that evaluates a urine drug screen sample to determine if it is consistent with normal human urine and to ensure that the sample has not been substituted, adulterated, or diluted. Senior Counsel Andrea Treese Berlin and Deputy Branch Chief Kirk Sripinyo represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.
- Date:August 22, 2019
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions