On June 26, 2017, AMI Monitoring Inc. (aka “Spectocor”) and its owner, Joseph Bogdan, agreed to pay $10.56 million and Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC, and its current majority owner Medicalgorithmics SA, agreed to pay $2.89 million in order to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for more expensive levels of cardiac monitoring services than were actually requested by ordering physicians.  According to the government, the companies would only allow physicians to enroll in their Pocket ECG programs for whichever service provided the highest reimbursement rate according to the patient’s insurance, despite marketing the programs as providing three different kinds of services.  The whistleblower lawsuit, in which the government eventually intervened, was initially filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by a former Spectocor sales manager, Eben Steele.  United States ex rel. John Doe v. Spectocor Enters. Servs., LLC, 14-cr-1387 (D.N.J.).

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