Local medical company ordered to pay $16 million for false claims


A medical company operating in Maryland and Delaware is ordered to pay $16.2 million in restitution for submitting false claims for medicare reimbursement. In September, Orthopaedic and Nuero Imaging LLC and its owner Robert Pfaff were sued for knowingly submitted false claims by administering contrast dye during MRIs without physician supervision. Now the company is ordered to pay over $16 million, with the owner Pfaff personally liable for over $6 million of restitution. The US attorney for the District of Delaware saying the case exemplifies how using the False Claims Act can help deter fraud. The original lawsuit was filed under that act by an employee, Robin White, who sued on behalf of the US government, which allows federal prosecutors to intervene. Now White is entitled to an 18% share of the recovered funds.