US Joins Suit Against New Albany Orthopaedic Clinic Alleging False Claims for Medical Services

The United States has intervened in a whistleblower suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi against Mitias Orthopaedics, PLLC. Mitias provides orthopedic care in New Albany.

The suit alleges that Mitias knowingly submitted false claims for FDA-approved name-brand knee injectable devices and received payment at those rates, but purchased and utilized a much cheaper product from a compound pharmacy to increase profit margin.

The lawsuit was originally filed under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act by a pharmaceutical sales representative. Under the acts, a private party, known as a relator, can file an action on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of the recovery. The act permits the United States to intervene in and take over the action, as it has done here. If a defendant is found liable for violating the act, the United States may recover three times the amount of its losses plus applicable penalties and costs.

“Our office is committed to protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse and ensure the integrity of our federal healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and Railroad Medicare,” said U.S. Attorney William C. Lamar for the Northern District of Mississippi. “CMS/Medicare is ready, willing and able to pay for high-quality products. Any attempt to manipulate the reimbursement system drives up costs for everyone.”

The lawsuit is being handled by the Civil Division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi. Investigative support is being provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and Office of General Counsel, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration.

The case is captioned United States ex rel. Gray v. Mitias Orthopaedics, PLLC (3:15-cv-127). The claims alleged in the lawsuit are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability. The United States will file its own formal complaint as allowed by law.


Courtesy of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Good afternoon! I want to bring to your attention CBD oil. In other words, it is hemp oil, which contributes to the treatment of many symptom! More information can be found on https://cbddiagnosis.com. According to available studies, CBD can affect the treatment of the following diseases: symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, epilepsy, cancer, diabetes, obesity, nervous diseases, dystonia and dyskinesia, dependence, malaise and nausea, BSE, Alzheimer’s disease, ischemia, inflammation, hepatitis, brain and liver damage, sepsis, skin diseases, allergies and asthma, sleep disturbances !! There is, for example, CBD oil for dogs – with bacon flavor! Doctors say there are practically no side effects!

  2. I learned today that CBD can reduce serious social anxiety. https://cbddiagnosis.com – everything is described in more detail here! You thought that the herbs that were the drug became oil that helps with many diseases! CBD Hemp oil helps with digestive problems. Healthy appetite is very important to keep your body healthy, especially when your body needs to recover from an illness or accident. Some diseases reduce appetite and prevent the body to heal itself.

  3. On the other hand, the 2017 study saw that low doses of CBD through the day gets the potential to help along with excessive daytime drowsiness, meaning that CBD could also take action as an energy enhancer.
    CBD’s non-psychoactive nature, together with with its potential advantages associated with pain, anxiety, sleeping and stress, signifies that will CBD products are incredibly hot on people’s wish list.
    You can learn more here bestaniccbdoil.org/

  4. Hi, Dudes! In my opinion, all the natural ingredients in nice quantities are good for our organism because CBD oil is that a product that was made of plant, but not with the help of chemistry. It is rather lite and using ignite cbd can’t hurt your body if you’ll use it in a nice way. Just read more info about it and be careful.
    Check this site out:
    cbdoilratings.net/

  5. Good afternoon, have you tasted cannabis oil? This oil is added to different dishes and it is completely safe and not harmful! You will not feel any “buzz”, this is a completely different feeling, usefulness and your health !! CBD oil or powder can be added to everyday foods. This consumption of CBD provides the same benefits as other forms. You should know this, even for self-development it will be useful to know at least – cbdproductsreviews.net/ everything that interests you!

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.