Lab Owner Pleads Guilty


Robert M. Clark pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare by billing for over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits and genetic tests that were ineligible for reimbursement and procured by paying illegal kickbacks and bribes. According to court documents, Clark, of Clear Choice Diagnostics Inc., and his co-conspirators purchased Medicare beneficiary identification numbers without lawful authority and then used those numbers to bill Medicare for over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. They also paid illegal kickbacks and bribes to marketers in exchange for referrals of Medicare beneficiaries for genetic tests. Listen to a story from News Channel 8 and read a Department of Justice press release.

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