Co-owner of medical billing company pleads guilty to drug-testing scheme

The co-owner of a medical billing company based in Nicholasville, Ky., pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-testing scheme that led to $1.3 million in fraudulent payments, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Samuel Ford pleaded guilty March 13 in federal court to one charge of conspiracy.

In 2016, Mr. Ford was co-owner of T. Monroe Medical Billing, which managed billing for medical practices and toxicology labs. He admitted to submitting improper claims to drive revenue to a toxicology lab that the other owner of the billing company had stake in, according to the report.

Mr. Ford faces up to five years in prison.

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