Gamma Healthcare Owners Facing Criminal Charges for Healthcare Fraud in Major Settlement Agreement

Gamma Healthcare’s Owners Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act

Gamma Healthcare and three of its owners have agreed to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act by submitting claims for polymerase chain reaction urinalysis laboratory tests that were not ordered by healthcare providers. The settlement agreement includes a payment of $13.6 million, as announced by the Justice Department.

In addition to the monetary settlement, two of the owners, Jerry W. Murphy and Jerrod W. Murphy, have agreed to a 15-year exclusion from participating in federal health care programs. This means they will be prohibited from receiving payments or benefits from these programs for the specified duration. The Justice Department emphasized the importance of ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations to protect the integrity of government healthcare programs.

According to Bloomberg Law Automation, which provided an overview of the legal actions taken against Gamma Healthcare and its owners, this information serves as a reminder of the consequences that can result from healthcare fraud and the importance of adhering to regulations to maintain the trust and efficiency of healthcare systems.

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