A doctors group in Michigan will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid and the military TRICARE medical program. The Farmington Hills-based Visiting Physicians Association will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for unnecessary home visits, tests and procedures, as well as services that were never provided. The claims were for people with Medicare, Medicaid and the military TRICARE insurance programs. The association will make the payments to the U.S. government and the state of Michigan.
Visiting Physicians Association, which has provided home health services in Michigan, Ohio, Georgia and Wisconsin, will make the payments to the U.S. government and the state of Michigan, to settle the allegations that it submitted claims for unnecessary home visits, unnecessary tests and procedures and other services it never provided. The settlement resolves four lawsuits filed by private Plaintiffs under provisions of the False Claims Act, which permit private parties to file an action on the government’s behalf and share in any recovery.
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