FALSE CLAIMS

Florida Providers Shell Out $733K+ for Self-Disclosed Lab Test Kickbacks

Case: The OIG entered into separate settlement agreements with the three providers involved in a self-disclosed kickback arrangement. Although the details weren’t disclosed, Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic (OFAC) apparently received some form of remuneration to refer patients to Mid-Florida Pathology, LLC (MFP) and Laboratory Services for Central Florida, LLC (LSCF) for lab testing. The settlement scorecard:

  • OFAC: $418,256;
  • MFP and LSCF: $314,497.

Significance: The unusual thing about this case is not that it was self-disclosed but that all three parties involved in the transactions participated in the self-disclosure. It’s unclear whether the parties acted in concert or whether somebody was “ratted out.” It’s also unclear whether the strategy paid off. Although the fines do appear to be on the low side, it’s difficult to make a judgment without knowing the volume and dollar value of OFAC referrals it generated.

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