$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.