The U.S. Department of Justice announced today Beyond Reps, Inc. d/b/a IronRod Health and Cardiac Monitoring Services (“IronRod”) has agreed to pay $673,200.92 to resolve allegations arising under the False Claims Act that they submitted false claims to federal health care programs relating to remote cardiac monitoring services.
IronRod is a healthcare solutions company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. IronRod provides cardiac monitoring services. The Government alleges that IronRod utilized technicians who lacked required credentials to conduct remote cardiac monitoring readings. The government also alleges that between June 1, 2018 and August 20, 2018, IronRod misrepresented that it performed services in New York State in order to obtain higher reimbursements from Medicare for remote cardiac monitoring services.
The civil settlement includes the resolution of claims brought under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. Under those provisions, a private party can file an action on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of any recovery.