Alere, Arriva Medical face Federal complaint on alleged Medicare Fraud
United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Arriva Medical, LLC, Alere, Inc., And Consultant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 14, 2019 – The United States has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Arriva Medical, LLC (“Arriva”), its parent Alere, Inc. (“Alere”), and Ted Albin, of Stuart, Florida, a reimbursement consultant for Arriva and Alere, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. The complaint alleges that the defendants submitted or caused false claims to be submitted to the Medicare program for medically unnecessary glucometers and paid kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in the form of free glucometers and waivers of their copayments. The complaint also alleges that Arriva submitted false claims to the Medicare program for diabetic testing services shipped to deceased beneficiaries.
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