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Lessons learned from whistleblower FCA case against cancer treatment company Print E-mail
Written by The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale   
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:23

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology and its wholly owned subsidiary, South Florida Radiation Oncology LLC, agreed to settle False Claims Act allegations relating to billing for procedures that were medically unnecessary. Specifically, the Fort Myers, Florida-based company was alleged to have billed for performing the Gamma function - a medical procedure designed to measure the exit dose of radiation from a patient after receiving radiation treatment.
 
The government alleged that the procedure served no medically appropriate purpose; that they were conducted by those who were not trained to interpret and use the results; that in some instances the results were not even reviewed until a week or more after the last day of a patient's treatment; and, in other cases, they billed for the procedure even if the results were not available due to imaging equipment failures.

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