Lab to pay $26 mil for conspiring with Texas hospitals to induce doctor referrals, bill Medicare, TRICARE

The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that a Massachusetts-based laboratory has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that they improperly billed federal healthcare programs for lab tests.

The settlement resolves allegations that the company, Laboratory Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation (Boston Heart), of Framingham, Mass., considered with other entities to pay kickbacks to doctors disguised as “investment returns.”

From 2015-2017, the company allegedly agreed to provide lab-testing services to small hospitals in Texas in exchange for per-test payments.

Source: Lab to pay $26 mil for conspiring with Texas hospitals to induce doctor referrals, bill Medicare, TRICARE / Times Record News

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