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November 16, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

HCA Holdings, Inc. (including affiliated entities Hospital Corporation of America; Parallon Business Solutions, LLC; West Florida Regional Medical Center, Inc.; HCA Health Services of Florida, Inc.; Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point; HCA Health Services of Florida, Inc.; New Port Richey Hospital, Inc.; and Medical Center of Trinity) agreed to pay $2 million to resolve charges of violating the False Claims Act through billing Medicare for unnecessary lab tests and double billing for fetal testing.  The allegations first arose in a whistleblower lawsuit by HCA employee Kelly Oxendine under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $400,000 from the government’s recovery.  DOJ(SC)

Tagged in: Bundling and Unbundling, FCA Federal, Hospital Fraud, Laboratory and IDTF, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,