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Texas Laboratory Settles Case Involving False Claims

On October 4, 2019, Ohio River Laboratories, LLC (ORL), Houston, Texas, entered into a $49,493.48 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that ORL 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 David Traskey and Geoffrey Hymans represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.

Action Details

  • Date:October 4, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions

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