A California medical device company will pay the U.S. government $7.62 million to settle allegations it engaged in a health care fraud scheme targeting beneficiaries of TRICARE, the federal health care program for active-duty servicemembers and their families. The U.S. Justice Department lodged a False Claims Act (FCA) complaint against Vista, California-based DJO Global and its subsidiary Empi Inc. of Shoreview, Minnesota, alleging that the medical device manufacturers carried out a health care fraud plan involving the sale of special electrodes used for pain. According to the Justice Department, the medical device companies billed TRICARE for excessive and unnecessary transcutaneous ... Read More
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