Sweet Dreams Nurse Anesthesia Group Pays More Than $1 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations
G.F. "Pete" Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced today a civil settlement with a series of anesthesia businesses, collectively known as Sweet Dreams Nurse Anesthesia (Sweet Dreams). Sweet Dreams agreed to pay to the United States $1,034,416 and the State of Georgia $12,078.79 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act by paying unlawful kickbacks to health care providers with the intent to induce referrals of Medicare and Medicaid patients.
- Date:August 5, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions