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Jacksonville-Based Healogics Accused Of Medicare Fraud

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A Jacksonville-based company is being accused in a lawsuit of scheming to defraud Medicare.

The company, called Healogics, has been accused in a federal lawsuit of performing unnecessary treatments and then billing Medicare for them. The suit is being brought by two former employees under whistleblower laws.

The complaint says Healogics required doctors to perform hyperbaric treatment on all Medicare patients with wounds, and to perform far more treatments than were needed.

Healogics, which runs about 800 centers across the nation, did not respond to a request for comment.