Life Spine Settles FCA Kickback Case for $6 Million

October 31, 2019 | Eric D. Fader | Affordable Care Act | False Claims Act | Fraud and Abuse | Litigation | Medical Devices and Wearables | Medicare and Medicaid

Spinal implant manufacturer Life Spine Inc. and two of its executives have settled their False Claims Act case by agreeing last week to pay the federal government $6 million. As discussed here, the company and executives had been accused of paying kickbacks to surgeons to use the company’s products.

In addition to paying $5.5 million of the settlement, Life Spine agreed to forfeit any insurance payments it received that were related to the alleged kickbacks. The whistleblowers will receive 20% of the settlement proceeds.

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