May 19, 2022
Healthcare testing company VirtuOx, Inc.
agreed to pay $3.15 million
to resolve claims brought in an action initiated by a whistleblower alleging that falsely billed Medicare for pulse oximetry testing. VirtuOx allegedly reported San Francisco as the location for overnight pulse oximetry testing when, in fact, no services were performed at that location, but that location resulted in a higher Medicare reimbursement. In addition, VirtuOx allegedly billed Medicare for both oxygen “spot checks” and overnight pulse oximetry testing, when only the overnight testing was performed. The whistleblower, Amber Watt
, will receive an award of $630,000. USAO SD FL