Seeger Weiss partner Eric H. Jaso represented one of the lead whistleblowers, or "relators," in the lawsuit, which was filed under seal in January 2010 in federal district court in New Jersey.
The relator alleged that the Doshi companies systemically entered into "Service Agreements" with doctors who agreed to refer their patients to Doshi facilities for diagnostic tests.
Because these "Service Agreements" paid the referring doctors based on the number of patients referred, the relator alleged that the Doshi companies had violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal False Claims Act, and the False Claims Acts of New York and New Jersey, by billing Medicare and Medicaid for those diagnostic services.
"It's illegal for diagnostic labs to pay doctors for patient referrals because such payments can and do affect the doctors' independent professional judgment in deciding the best place for their patients to be tested," said Mr. Jaso
Mr. Jaso praised Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Graybow, and Department of Justice Trial Attorney Arthur Di Dio, for their successful prosecution and resolution of the case.
Eric H. Jaso, (212) 584-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org