Beyond Reps, Inc (dba IronRod Health and Cardiac Monitoring Services) has agreed to pay $673,200 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to federal healthcare programs relating to remote cardiac monitoring services.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges that between January 1, 2018, and April 30, 2021, IronRod, with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, used technicians who lacked required credentials to conduct remote cardiac monitoring readings.
The government further also alleges that between June 1, 2018, and August 20, 2018, the company misrepresented that it performed services in New York State in order to get higher reimbursements from Medicare for remote cardiac monitoring services.
“Providers that seek payment from federal health programs are required to follow laws meant to protect beneficiaries, as well as to protect the integrity of those programs,” US Attorney Trini E. Ross, said in a statement.
“Our office is committed to pursuing cases against any provider that cuts corners or seeks to obtain payments for which they are not entitled,” Ross said.
A request to Beyond Reps for comment was not returned.
The civil settlement resolves claims brought under the qui tam (whistleblower) provisions of the False Claims Act by Coleen DeGroat.
Under those provisions, a private party can file an action on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of any recovery. DeGroat will receive a share of the settlement.
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