$24 Million Settlement for Medicaid Fraud
FORBA Holdings, a dental management company, has agreed to settle a qui tam (False Claims Act) lawsuit with the federal government for $24 million. According the Department of Justice lawsuit, FORBA submitted claims for reimbursement for unnecessary medical procedures to Medicaid.
The whistle-blowers filed three separate qui tam (False Claims Act) lawsuits in Virginia, Maryland and South Carolina. The whistle-blowers alleged FORBA submitted false claims for reimbursement for dental services provided to low-income kids that were medically unnecessary. The three whistle-blowers will receive more than $2.4 million for their assistance in bringing the fraud to the federal government’s attention.