Calif. Billing Firm To Settle False Claims Case for $4.6M
The Department of Justice recently announced that Janzen, Johnston & Rockwell Emergency Medicine Management Services, an El Segundo, Calif.-based medical billing company, has agreed to pay the federal government $4.6 million to settle allegations of fraud at its Medicare and Medicaid operations in California and Louisiana. According to a DOJ release, JJ&R between 2000 and 2007 used a coding formula that generated claims for slightly higher levels of evaluation and management services than what physicians actually had provided.
- "CA Medical Biller To Pay $4.6M To Settle Fraud Allegations" (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 9/7).
- "Billing Company To Settle False-Claims Case" (Evans, Modern Healthcare, 9/2).