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Criminal Investigation | May 26, 2022

Justice Department Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Six Physicians in Texas Relating to Alleged Kickbacks and Improper Laboratory Testing Claims


The Justice Department amended its complaint in a laboratory testing fraud case to add six physicians in Texas. The case alleges False Claims Act violations based on patient referrals in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. The amended complaint further alleges that the six physicians caused claims to be improperly billed to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary laboratory testing.