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Kentucky Laboratory Settles Case Involving False Claims

On June 28, 2019, Ethos Laboratory (Ethos), Newport, Kentucky, entered into a $1,345,959.74 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Ethos 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 Geoffrey Hymans and Andrea Treese Berlin represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.

Action Details

  • Date:June 28, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions