United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Florida-Based Sleep Clinic And Physician For $250,000
Jacksonville, FL B The United States has settled a lawsuit against a central Florida-based sleep clinic for submitting false claims to the government. The qui tam or "whistleblower" complaint, filed by a former employee of the clinic, alleges that VMG Pulmonary and Sleep Institute and its physician/owner, Dr. Marivic Villa, violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by intentionally billing the government for hundreds of thousands of dollars of services that were not medically necessary, and that were performed by unlicensed, uncredentialed, and unsupervised employees.
- Date:December 12, 2014
- Agency:Middle District of Florida
- Criminal and Civil Actions