Two companies heavily fined for employing excluded individuals

After it disclosed conduct to the OIG pursuant to its CIA, Quest Diagnostics, Incorporated (Quest), New Jersey, agreed to pay $152,560.51 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Quest employed four individuals that it knew or should have known were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs.

After it disclosed conduct to the OIG pursuant to its CIA, Amerigroup Corporation (Amerigroup), Virginia, agreed to pay $30,754.93 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The OIG alleged that Amerigroup contracted with three individuals that it knew or should have known were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs and paid for prescriptions written by a fourth individual that it knew or should have known were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs.

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