September 25, 2006
Pediatrix Medical Group Inc., a network of affiliated physician groups providing services in neonatal intensive care units, will pay the government over $25 million to settle claims that Pediatrix improperly billed government health services for neonatal care provided by their doctors.
The suit, which originated as a whistleblower suit brought under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, alleged that Pediatrix billed the government for critical care services when in fact the infants were not critically ill.
The whistleblower will receive $1,557,588 from the total federal recovery as his relator’s share.
More details are available in the September 21, 2006 press release at U.S. Newswire.