NJ cardiac monitoring company settles kickback case

Ewing, N.J.-based MedNet, a remote cardiac monitoring company, has agreed to pay more than $1.35 million to resolve a kickback case, according to the Department of Justice.

According to the federal government, MedNet entered into fee-for-service agreements with hospitals and physician clinics from March 15, 2006, through Jan. 31, 2014. MedNet charged the customers a fee for two types of cardiac monitoring services: event monitory and telemetry. MedNet allowed the customers to bill Medicare for the same services and keep the reimbursement, which resulted in a net profit to the hospitals and physician clinics.

The government claims these agreements violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. MedNet entered into these agreements with hospitals and clinics to induce referrals for MedNet's services, according to the DOJ.

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