TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
Las Vegas Urology Practice Agrees To Pay U.S. Department Of Justice $1 Million To Settle Civil Health Care Fraud Allegations
LAS VEGAS – A local urology practice, Las Vegas Urology, LLP, has agreed to pay the United States Department of Justice $1 million to resolve civil allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, TRICARE, and other federal health care insurance programs, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
The United States contends that Las Vegas Urology engaged in improper billing between Jan. 1, 2005, and June 30, 2010, to Medicare, TRICARE, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and the Railroad Retirement Medicare Program. In a settlement agreement effective May 17, 2013, the parties agreed to resolve the United States claims. In consideration of the $1 million payment and an integrity agreement entered into between the federal government and Las Vegas Urology, the federal government has agreed not to seek exclusion of Las Vegas Urology from federal health care programs. In addition, the settlement agreement states that it is neither an admission of liability by Las Vegas Urology nor a concession by the United States that its claims are not well founded.
According to the Las Vegas Urology website, they have seven locations in the Las Vegas Valley and 12 physicians.
Assistant United States Attorney Roger Wenthe handled the case on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services..