Quest Diagnostics Inc., a multi-billion-dollar medical testing corporation, has agreed to pay the U.S. $1.8 million to settle allegations stemming from a whistleblower that it defrauded Medicare with a double-billing scheme. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, whose office investigated the whistleblower complaint, welcomed the recovery and said it represented a commitment to “fight fraud and abuse to help preserve scarce Medicare funds for those who need it the most, the sick and the elderly.” Whistleblower Elisa Martinez, a former phlebotomist at Quest Diagnostics, filed her complaint under the federal False Claims Act, which authorizes private citizens to sue on ... Read More
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