1. NC Attorney Announces $49M Settlement for Medicaid Fraud

    NC Attorney Announces $49M Settlement for Medicaid Fraud

    State Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday a $49 million multistate settlement and an agreement in principle with biotechnology company Progenity Inc. to resolve allegations that the company fraudulently billed federal health care programs for prenatal tests and provided kickbacks to physicians to encourage them to order Progenity tests for their patients.

    North Carolina will receive $50,292.24 of the settlement to resolve claims relating specific to the state’s Medicaid program.

    “Health care providers should make decisions about their patients’ care by relying on medically sound information, not because they were influenced by companies looking to maximize their own profit,” Stein said. “My office will continue to hold companies responsible for committing fraud and wasting taxpayer resources.”

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