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April 28, 2017

Posted  May 11, 2017

New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics Inc. agreed to pay $6 million to resolve charges that Berkeley HeartLab Inc., which Quest acquired in 2011, violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to physicians and patients to induce the use of Berkeley for blood testing services and by charging for medically unnecessary tests. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Dr. Michael Mayes. He will receive a yet-to-be-determined whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA Federal, Laboratory and IDTF, Lack of Medical Necessity, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,