The government’s case—which emerged from a series of whistleblower suits—alleges Millennium provided unnecessary tests from 2008 through this May. The government says the company encouraged doctors to order broad ranges of tests—which add up to bigger payments—rather than tailoring test orders to individual patients.

Millennium Health agreed to pay $256 million to resolve government allegations that it billed Medicare for unnecessary tests.

As part of the settlement, the company has entered into a corporate-integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General. The OIG is requiring Millennium to appoint enough independent directors, rather than executives and family members, to make up a majority of its board.

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