May 22, 2020

Georgia Woman Arrested for Role in Defrauding Medicare for Cancer Genetic Testing and COVID-19 Testing

Ashley Hoobler Parris of Lawrenceville, Georgia, allegedly conspired to violate the AKS and commit health care fraud by submitting false and fraudulent claims for cancer genetic testing, as well as conspiring to submit fraudulent claims related to COVID-19 and other tests. Ms. Parris allegedly solicited and received illegal kickback payments from the owners and operators of a diagnostic testing laboratory in exchange for referring Medicare beneficiaries.  Furthermore, Ms. Parris and her co-conspirators allegedly obtained doctors’ orders for genetic testing for those beneficiaries by paying illegal kickbacks to co-conspirators at telemedicine companies.