DOJ joins lawsuit against Mobile health firm


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal government is joining in a lawsuit that alleges a Mobile health firm filed false claims to Medicaid and Medicare.

The Department of Justice said in a press release earlier this week that it was intervening in the lawsuit against Infirmary Health System Inc. and its related clinics: IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic P.C., Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. and Infirmary Medical Clinics P.C.

The lawsuit alleges that IMC-Diagnostic and Medical Clinic gave doctors at Diagnostic Physicians Group kickbacks from money it got from Medicare for tests and procedures the doctors referred to the clinic.

The lawsuit was filed in June 2011 by a former Diagnostic Physicians Group doctor under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act.

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