Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2021, 8:07 PMUpdated: Jan. 28, 2021, 8:27 PM

Athena to Pay $18 Million in False Claims Act Settlement (1)

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Athenahealth Inc. will pay $18.25 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by paying unlawful kickbacks to generate sales of its electronic health records product, athenaClinicals, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Athenahealth allegedly violated the FCA and the Anti-Kickback statute through three marketing programs, the first of which involved providing free tickets to sporting events, such as the Kentucky Derby and the Masters Tournament, and related amenities to prospective and existing customers, the DOJ said.

The second program allegedly involved paying kickbacks to existing customers designed to identify and refer new prospective clients, the DOJ said.

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