May 25, 2018 / 9:14 PM / 9 months ago

Florida pain management practice resolves U.S. billing probe

A Florida pain management practice has agreed to pay more than $1.49 million as part of a deal that resolved claims it billed government healthcare programs for medically unnecessary urine drug tests, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

The settlement with Riverside Spine & Pain Physicians LLC resolves allegations first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee of the Jacksonville, Florida-based practice, which specializes in treating acute and chronic pain.

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