January 11, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin
AutoGenomics, Inc. Agrees to Pay Over $2.5 Million for Allegedly Paying Kickbacks
MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that AutoGenomics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $2,538,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute by engaging in a scheme to bill Medicare for molecular genetic testing performed for nursing home patients that were induced by the payment of remuneration (which includes money or anything of value), or a "kickback," for the referral of those genetic tests.
January 8, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
Former Federal Agent and Others Indicted in South Florida
Miami, Fl. - A South Florida federal grand jury indicted a former federal agent and three other Miami-Dade residents for their alleged roles in an operation that involved illegal Oxycodone distribution, federal witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.
January 7, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana
January 6, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska
Anchorage Doctor Sentenced For Prescribing Medically Unnecessary Opioids In Health Care Fraud Scheme
Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason sentenced Michael Don Robertson, 68, a former Anchorage psychiatrist, to 12 months home confinement and 5 years of probation for conspiracy to commit controlled substance fraud and one count of health care fraud. Robertson knowingly and intentionally distributed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.
January 6, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
January 4, 2021; U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee
The United States And Tennessee Resolve Claims With Three Providers For False Claims Act Liability Relating To "P-Stim" Devices For A Total Of $1.72 Million
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - January 4, 2021 - Don Cochran, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, and Herbert Slatery III, Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, announced today that James P. Anderson, M.D. ("Dr. Anderson"), as owner of Affiliated Neurologists, PLC; Charles F. Spencer, D.C., as owner of Total Family Physicians Center PLLC d/b/a Total Family Health & Wellness ("Total Family"); and Mitchell P. Shea, D.C., as owner of Chiro2Med of Tennessee P.C. ("Chiro2Med"), agreed to pay the United States and Tennessee a total of $1.72 million to resolve liability under the False Claims Act for the alleged improper billing for electro-acupuncture using a peri-auricular stimulation device known as "P-Stim" that does not qualify for reimbursement under Medicare or TennCare.