Gamma Healthcare Owners Face 15-Year Exclusion for Medicare Fraud Allegations: $13.6 Million Settlement Announced by Justice Department

Gamma Healthcare’s Owners Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act

Gamma Healthcare, a healthcare company, has reached a settlement agreement to pay $13.6 million to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act. The Justice Department made the announcement that the allegations state that Gamma Healthcare submitted claims to Medicare for polymerase chain reaction urinalysis laboratory tests that were not ordered by healthcare providers and were deemed medically unnecessary.

In addition to the monetary settlement, two owners of Gamma Healthcare, Jerry W. Murphy and Jerrod W. Murphy, have agreed to a 15-year exclusion from participating in federal health care programs. This means they will be prohibited from receiving payments or benefits from these programs for the specified duration. The Justice Department emphasized the importance of ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations to protect the integrity of government healthcare programs.

This information was reported by Bloomberg Law Automation, providing an overview of the legal actions taken against Gamma Healthcare and its owners. It serves as a reminder of the consequences that can result from healthcare fraud and the importance of adhering to regulations to maintain the trust and efficiency of healthcare systems.

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