United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Florida-Based Sleep Clinic And Two Physicians; Joins Lawsuit Against Two Additional Doctors
Jacksonville, Florida B The United States has formally settled part of, and joined in part of, a lawsuit brought by a whistle-blower that alleges a Northeast Florida based sleep clinic intentionally billed the government for millions of dollars of services that were not medically necessary, and, in some instances, were never actually performed. The qui tam complaint, filed by a former employee of the clinic, alleges that the defendants - a sleep clinic and four physicians - violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by knowingly submitting false claims to the government for payment.
- Date:September 9, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions