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Quest Diagnostics agrees to pay $1.8 million to settle duplicate testing allegations
2015-04-20
 
 

Quest Diagnostics agrees to pay $1.8 million to settle duplicate testing allegations

August 26, 2015 By The Pathology Blawg


Quest Diagnostics yesterday agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit that was filed in July 2012 by a former Quest phlebotomist who alleged both Quest and LabCorp performed, and billed Medicare for, duplicate laboratory testing.

I first wrote about this suit in October 2014, right after the judge unsealed it. Briefly, Ms. Elisa Martinez used to work as a phlebotomist at Quest’s patient service center (PSC) in Red Bluff California, and during her time at the PSC, she noticed:

…Quest received orders from different physicians to perform the same tests on the same patient and instead of merely sending the results of one set of tests to the ordering physicians, allegedly performed duplicate blood and urine testing and billed Medicare twice.


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