Cordant Health Solutions Pays $12 Million To Settle Qui Tam Case Regarding Illegal Kickbacks For Unnecessary Urine Testing
In the latest news in whistleblower litigation, medical laboratory Cordant Health Solutions paid nearly $12 million to settle claims of paying millions of dollars to generate unnecessary urine testing. The civil lawsuit alleges that Cordant paid Genesis Marketing Group (GMG) and Northwest Physical Laboratories, LLC (NWPL) to increase urine testing orders for government-insured patients covered by Medicare and TRICARE. These illegal payments allegedly occurred between 2013 and 2015, where Cordant profited from urine testing referrals paid for by federal programs.
Whistleblower Files a Qui Tam Case Against Cordant Health Solutions
A whistleblower, or an individual who reports fraudulent corporate behavior on behalf of the United States Government, uncovered that Cordant Health Solutions was bribing Genesis and NWPL to increase the referrals of urine drug tests for patients covered by Medicare and TRICARE. The whistleblower who uncovered the corrupt behavior and filed a qui tam case in 2015 will receive 20% of the settlement. The case was prosecuted under the False Claims Act.
Whistleblowers are often necessary for bringing corrupt corporate behavior to the government’s attention, which is why they are generally rewarded substantially for their efforts. The U.S. Government encourages individuals to speak out against fraudulent behavior and file a qui tam case under the False Claims Act.
Cordant Health Solutions Pays Almost $12 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Bribery
The claimed behavior of medical laboratory Cordant Health Solutions would serve to be in the best interests of generating more urine testing to contribute to the company’s financial gain—not in the best interests of government-insured patients who are not in need of urine testing. In all, Cordant Health Solutions will be required to pay a grand total of $11,942,913 to settle the allegations.
You can read the Department of Justice’s full press release regarding the matter here.
File a Case with the Assistance of the Baltimore Qui Tam Attorneys at Peter Angelos Law
Any individual who holds the knowledge of a corporation’s fraudulent business practices has the right to file a qui tam case under the False Claims Act. It is crucial, however, that you enter the decision with a team of skilled and knowledgeable qui tam attorneys by your side. Large corporations with expansive power, funding, and access to valuable resources are prepared to defend their best interests, which is why you need to seek the counsel of qui tam attorneys who can assist in achieving the greatest outcome. Contact the qui tam attorneys at the Law Offices of Peter Angelos Law for a free evaluation of your claims. Learn more about qui tam and the False Claims Act here.