Clinical Science Laboratory Inc. agreed to pay Massachusetts $525,000 to settle allegations that the company defrauded Medicaid.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Medicaid fraud division found that the Mansfield, Mass.-based diagnostics firm billed the federal and state-funded social welfare program for unauthorized urine drug tests between 2004 and 2009, the AG’s office said.
The Clinical Science settlement resulted from an ongoing industry-wide investigation by the AG’s fraud division into urine drug tests billed by independent clinical laboratories to the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program.
"We will continue to work with our state and federal partners to police abuse of the program that so many people depend on," Coakley said in prepared remarks.
Over the last three years, Coakley’s Medicaid fraud division has recovered approximately $125 million for the state Medicaid program, according to the AG’s office.