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August 17, 2016

Posted  August 30, 2016

Florida urologist Robert A. Scappa agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by causing claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for laboratory tests that were not medically necessary.  During the relevant time period, Scappa was a urologist practicing as part of Scappa Urology, which was a division of 21st Century Oncology, LLC., a nationwide provider of integrated cancer care services.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by a former medical assistant who worked for Dr. David Spellberg of Naples Urology Associates, which was also a division of 21st Century Oncology.  The whistleblower will receive an award of $37,500 from the government’s recovery.  This amount is in addition to a $3.2 million share she will receive as the result of the $19.75 million settlement previously reached with 21st Century Oncology.  DOJ (MDFL)

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