University Medical System In California To Pay Nearly $3 Million After Claims Of ‘Unnecessary Genetic Testing’

University Medical System In California To Pay Nearly $3 Million After Claims Of ‘Unnecessary Genetic Testing’


The academic health system of the University of California, San Diego, agreed to pay almost $3 million over allegations of using Medicare to fund “unnecessary genetic testing.” 

“UC San Diego Health, the academic health system of the University of California, San Diego, has paid $2.98 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by ordering medically unnecessary genetic testing reimbursed by Medicare,” according to the Justice Department. 

While the allegations about misusing Medicare money were never officially adjudicated, the payment will bring a conclusion to the allegations. The UC San Diego Health allegedly “ordered and submitted referrals” for CQuentia Arkansas Labs, CQuentia NGS, and Total Diagnostic II to produce unneeded genetic tests from 2015 to 2019. 

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Investigators claim that this led to false claims being

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