- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont has announced that a physician has paid $76,000 to resolve allegations she violated the federal False Claims Act.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (https://bit.ly/2hMG5lj ) the agreement and payment is not an admission of liability by physician Lynn Madsen, of Townshend.

The office said Tuesday that Madsen, from 2013 to 2015, knowingly presented hundreds of false claims for payment to Medicare and Medicaid programs for a pain management procedure that wasn’t reasonable or medically necessary and didn’t comply with applicable Medicare and Medicaid laws.

The settlement money will be divided between federal Medicaid, federal Medicare and state Medicaid programs.

The matter was investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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