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Tennessee Laboratory Settles Case Involving False Claims

On December 12, 2019, American Toxicology Lab, LLC (ATL), Johnson City, Tennessee, entered into a $175,889.72 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that ATL 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. OIG's Office of Audit Services and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and David Traskey with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton, collaborated to achieve this resolution.

Action Details

  • Date:December 12, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions