BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the U.S. $13.5 million over allegations of false claims for the company’s devices.
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release Thursday that California-based NuVasive Inc. agreed this week to the settlement, which also resolves allegations that the company paid kickbacks to physicians to use its devices.READ MORE: 'All My Organs Shut Down' | Maryland Man Shares His COVID Survival Story, Says He's Grateful For Second Chance
Prosecutors said NuVasive promoted the use of its CoRoent System for surgical uses that were not approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, including treatment of complex spine deformities.READ MORE: 2 Charles County Deputies Shot In Police-Involved Shooting, Suspect Dead
Prosecutors alleged that NuVasive caused physicians and hospitals to submit claims to Medicare for surgeries not eligible for reimbursement.
NuVasive said in a statement on its website that the settlement is not an admission of liability or wrongdoing.MORE NEWS: Maryland Still Feeling Effects of Colonial Pipeline Hack
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