FEDS: Boca Raton’s ModMed To Pay $45M After Suit Alleges False Claims And Kickbacks
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Modernizing Medicine, or ModMed, of Boca Raton, has agreed to pay $45 Million dollars to resolve allegations of False Claim Act violations and allegations of accepting providing kickbacks.
According to the DOJ, the Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits anyone from offering or paying, directly or indirectly, any remuneration, which ModMed is accused of doing.
“Electronic health records serve a critical role in informing physician decision making, and it is, therefore, essential that health care providers select such technology free from the influence of improper financial inducements,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “Vendors of electronic health records will be held to the same standards of compliance that we expect of everyone who provides health care services.”
The resolution obtained in this matter was the result of a coordinated effort between the Justice Department’s Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont. The FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General provided investigative assistance.
The ModMed headquarters is located in the Boca Raton Innovation Campus, or BRiC, which was once an IBM R&D facility.