Cancer care firm 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc. probed by DOJ on Medicare billing

The Department of Justice is investigating 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc. on allegations that it knowing billed for services that were not medically necessary and for services not rendered, according to the Wall Street Journal. Subpoenas issued to the company relate to a radiation therapy which the company asserts is used only for medical reasons and not profits.

In May, the DOJ and Department of Health and Human services were examining the use of an expensive bladder cancer tests.

The Wall Street Journal previously mentioned the company in an article about the company’s unusually large Medicare billings for the bladder cancer test. The company headquarters are in Fort Meyer Florida and it owns cancer centers in 16 states. Its revenue last year was $646 million and 55% came from Medicare. The radiation therapy costs nearly $30,000 per case.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowes