A Florida physician was accused of entering into an illegal kickback arrangement with a pathology laboratory and of performing thousands of unnecessary procedures. Based partly on Infotech Consulting’s statistical work, the Florida physician settled with the Department of Justice in 2013 for $26.1 million. According to the Department of Justice, the settlement at the time was the largest amount ever for an individual under the False Claims Act in the Middle District of Florida and was one of the largest in U.S. history. “This settlement represents a watershed achievement in our district’s civil healthcare fraud enforcement program,” said Robert O’Neill, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. Infotech designed and selected a statistically valid random sample of Medicare claims, performed various statistical analyses on claims data, and submitted initial and rebuttal expert reports.
U.S. ex rel. Freedman v. Suarez Hoyos et al., No. 04-cv-933-T-24EAJ (M.D. Fla.)