Another day, another company illegally billing Medicare.
Today its Florida based American Sleep Medicine, which has agreed to pay the government $15.3 million after charges it illegally billed Medicare for sleep diagnostic services that weren't eligible for repayment.
The company also illegally billed TRICARE, the military health care system, for treatment provided to service members, and the Railroad Retirement Medicare Program, according to officials.
“Medicare patients and military families deserve to be treated by appropriately credentialed professionals when seeking medical care,” said Stuart F. Delery, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “When companies providing those services seek to skirt the rules, there will be a steep price to pay.”