April 27, 2020
North Carolina based clinical laboratory Genova Diagnostics Inc.
will pay up to $43 million
to resolve a lawsuit brought by whistleblower Darryl Landis
, who will receive up to $6 million
. The laboratory allegedly billed Medicare, TRICARE, and other government healthcare programs for IgG allergen, “NutrEval,” and “GI Effects” lab tests that were not medically necessary, and also paid unlawful compensation to three phlebotomy vendors in violation of the Stark Law The settlement amount consists of the forfeiture of $17 million in claim funds held in suspension by Medicare and TRICARE, as well as an additional $26 million to be paid based on certain financial contingencies over the next five years. DOJ
; USAO WD NC