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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 8, 2019
Franklin-based Acadia Healthcare will pay $17 million in what the Department of Justice says is the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of West Virginia, the Nashville Post reports. The settlement resolves a lawsuit that accused the behavioral health care company of defrauding Medicaid of $8.5 million through a lab testing scheme in seven of its drug addiction treatment centers in West Virginia. As part of the settlement, Acadia and its chain of clinics have entered into a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that requires the company to maintain a compliance program, implement a risk assessment program and hire an outside organization to review Medicaid claims.