Florida Physician Group Settles Case Involving False Claims
On June 6, 2019, Southeastern Integrated Medical, PL (SIM), a physician group practice with multiple locations in North Central Florida, entered into an $62,727.88 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that SIM 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 Counsels Andrea Treese Berlin and Kirk Sripinyo represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.
- Date:June 6, 2019
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions