Virginia company pays $310K to resolve false claims charges

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Virginia company and its owner have agreed to pay $310,000 to resolve allegations that they violated federal and state law by submitting false bills to Medicare and Medicaid.

A news release says Jacob Patterson was a pharmacist who owned and operated Piedmont Infusion Services.

According to prosecutors, from 2013 through the beginning of 2018, Patterson and Piedmont Infusion Services falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid for high-level office visits that didn’t occur.

In addition, Patterson and Piedmont Infusion Services also fraudulently double-billed Medicare Part B for medications already billed to Medicare Part D.

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