Family Practice Agrees to Pay $1.45 Million

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Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice P.A. has agreed to pay the government $1.45 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that its clinic in Dillon, South Carolina, had been operating as a pill mill and falsely filing claims to Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary urine drug testing (UDT) as well as lengthy and complex office visits that were not performed. The government contended that Med First performed repetitive testing without conducting individualized determinations of need or risk profile. Med First also allegedly billed for evaluation and management (E/M) services at higher levels of complexity than actually provided to patients. In addition, the results of the UDT were often disregarded. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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