Sleep diagnostic company American Sleep Medicine to pay $15.3 million to settle whistleblower case for bilking Uncle Sam

American Sleep Medicine LLC has agreed to pay $15.3 million to settle a whistleblower suit alleging that it fraudulently billed Uncle Sam for sleep diagnostic services. American Sleep is on of the nation’s largest sleep disorder treatment organizations and it owns and operates 19 facilities throughout the United States. The whistleblower Daniel Purnell said that the company submitted false claims to Medicare and Tricare because the technicians performing the services lacked the required credentials and certifications, a requirement of law. Under The False Claims Act, Purnell is entitled to $2.6 million as his share of the recovery. Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.