Illinois-based oncology company pays $2.08 million to settle whistleblower's case

by Ben Vernia | November 22nd, 2013

On November 21, the Department of Justice announced that Vantage Oncology, LLC, based in Illinois, had agreed to pay $2.08 million to settle a False Claims Act case originally brought by a whistleblowing former employee. According to DOJ’s press release:

Vantage Oncology LLC (Vantage) has agreed to pay the government more than $2.08 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare for radiation oncology services performed at its Illinois centers from 2007 through June 2012, the Justice Department announced today. Vantage owns and manages radiation oncology centers in multiple states, including two centers in Spring Valley and Streator, Ill.
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The government alleged that Vantage double billed and overbilled Medicare for certain procedures, billed for services that lacked supporting documentation and improperly billed for radiation treatment provided to patients without proper physician supervision.

The Government announced that the qui tam relator will receive $354,450 of the settlement (a 17% share).

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