​NextGen Healthcare to pay $31M in false claims case


Electronic health record (EHR) technology vendor NextGen Healthcare agreed to pay $31 million as part of a settlement announced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its software.

NextGen violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by also crediting customers whose recommendations regarding its software led to new business, the DOJ said in a press release Friday. These credits, offered between January 2011 and July 2017, were often worth as much as $10,000, according to the DOJ.

To obtain software certification in line with 2014 criteria published by the Department of Health and Human Services, NextGen said its product “could perform all the required functionality” to be certified as “complete,” the DOJ alleged in its complaint.

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