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Millennium Health to Pay $256 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Case

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 19, 2015

Millennium Health (formerly Millennium Laboratories) today reached a $256 million settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it billed for Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs for medically unnecessary urine drug and genetic testing and for providing free items to physicians who agreed to refer expensive laboratory testing business to Millennium.

As part of the settlements, Millennium has agreed to pay $227 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by systematically billing federal health care programs for excessive and unnecessary urine drug testing from Jan. 1, 2008, through May 20, 2015. 

The United States alleged that Millennium caused physicians to order excessive numbers of urine drug tests, in part through the promotion of “custom profiles,” which,...

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