A Florida radiology clinic, Midtown Imaging LLC, and its former owners–Midtown Imaging PA and PBC Medical Imaging–have agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations that Midtown Imaging LLC submitted false claims to Medicare between 2000 and 2008. The allegations arose from Midtown Imaging LLC’s lease and professional services agreements with referral sources that were in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law (Stark), according to a Department of Justice press release. The whistleblowers, Dr. Teresa M. Cortinas and Dr. Walter E. Wojcicki, will receive $600,000.
Since January 2009, the Justice Department has recovered over $7.3 billion in False Claims Act cases.
For more information on Stark and AKS, please contact Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. or Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., for more information on compliance, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq., and for more information on government investigations, please contact Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128 or visit the HLP website.