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PolyMedica settles Medicare over-billing charges

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Tentative settlement with the Department of Justice will include a $35 mil. payment and a corporate integrity agreement without admission of wrongdoing, the firm says. The deal follows a three-year DoJ investigation into the company's Medicare billing and claims documentation practices. "It's important to note the agreements are still being negotiated and are subject to approval by the OIG and DoJ," PolyMedica Chairman Samuel Shanaman says in a release. The diabetes and respiratory product firm notes that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida "will not bring criminal charges against the company" (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 16, 2004, p. 12)...

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