The DOJ has recently announced that the Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC has agreed to pay $1,020,000 to settle allegations that they submitted or caused the submission of false claims to the TRICARE and Medicare programs. The Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC is owned and operated by HCA Inc. and Radiation Oncology Associates, LLP. The claims alleged that procedures were performed without the necessary level of physician supervision.
The suit was filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. The case was investigated by Special Agent Ryan S. Coble, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Investigations; Special Agent Randy J. Temples, Department of Defense, Defense Criminal Investigative Services; and Investigator Kimberly Reinken of the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Georgia. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Scott R. Grubman.
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