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$16 Million Settlement over a False Claims Act Allegations Against Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC Announced by Whistleblower Institute

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Updated 9:00 AM CDT, Thu, May 24,2018

Settlement over a False Claims Act Allegations against Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC announced.

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/24/2018 -- The Whistleblower Institute announces that Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC reached a $16 million settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee over submitting false claims for Medicare reimbursement.

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A settlement has been reached to resolve False Claims Act allegations against Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC and its owner Richard Pfarr.

The allegations arose from a lawsuit that claimed Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC and its owner, Richard Pfarr submitted false claims for Medicare reimbursement.

According to the government, allegedly Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC and Richard Pfarr administered contrast dye during MRI scans on patients without proper supervision by a physician. Contrast dye is a chemical that is injected intravenously into the body to make certain tissues easier to see.

"The FBI, along with our partners, will work aggressively to combat healthcare fraud utilizing all tools available to the agencies charged with rooting out fraud," said Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI's Baltimore Division. "We will continue to work tirelessly to prevent these programs from becoming targets and fight fraud wherever we find it. Medical Providers who take shortcuts to enrich themselves in delivering patient care will be held accountable."

Reportedly, Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC will pay $16,223,091.38 and Richard Pfarr, is jointly and severally liable for $6,125,947.13.

The lawsuit was originally filed by Whistleblower, Robin White, a former employee of Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC who will receive an 18-percent share of the recovery.

Based in Millsboro, DE, Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC is in the Neurologist business.

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