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August 4, 2017

Posted  August 4, 2017

Georgia announced a civil settlement with The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Inc., more commonly known as The Medical Center, Navicent Health (Navicent). Navicent agreed to pay to the United States and the State of Georgia $2,549,742 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act by submitting bills for ambulance transports that were either inflated or medically unnecessary. Additionally, Navicent’s current Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) will be heightened and extended to cover the newly resolved conduct. A CIA is an agreement between a private provider of services and the United States whereby the provider, at its own expense, institutes and maintains a program, overseen by the OIG with reviews by an independent review organization, to insure compliance with the laws and regulations regarding participation in federally funded programs. GA

Tagged in: FCA State, Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medicaid, Medical Billing Fraud,