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July 26, 2017

Posted  July 26, 2017

Washington recovered nearly $750,000 in Medicaid reimbursement this week from pharmaceutical company Celgene Corporation for promoting medications to treat conditions they were not approved for, including certain types of cancer. The company is also accused of paying kickbacks to doctors for prescribing the medications and helping them change billing codes to ensure Medicaid would pay for their use. Off-label marketing, fraudulent billing and providing kickbacks to doctors are all violations of the Medicaid False Claims Act. WA

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA State, Healthcare Fraud, Off-Label and Unapproved Use, Pharma Fraud,