November 06, 2007
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has accused Boston Clinical Laboratories of violating the state’s False Claims Act.
The suit alleges that the lab has intentionally filed improper claims for urine drug screens. According to the state, nearly all of the lab’s 66,000 Medicaid claims for urine drug screens were either not properly ordered by an authorized prescriber or were for nonmedical purposes, such as sobriety monitoring.
Coakley’s office settled a similar suit against Willow Street Medical Laboratory last month, according to an October 22, 2007 article in the Waltham Daily News Tribune.