Kentucky Laboratory Settles Case Involving False Claims
On May 31, 2019, Commonwealth Pain Associates, PLLC (Commonwealth), Louisville, Kentucky, entered into an $88,214.88 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Commonwealth 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 David Traskey represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.
- Date:May 31, 2019
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