Urinalysis Fraud

One important treatment tool is the use of urine testing to determine what and how much of a substance that a new client is using. Clients are often baseline tested when they come into treatment and then are tested at defined intervals to ensure they are remaining abstinent.

This is a normal practice for a treatment center, but some treatment centers turn UA testing into a profit center.  This article tells a lot about it.  Basically the treatment centers then bill out their UA tests (both locally done and lab confirmations) to insurance at a very high rate and will often do daily UA testing and then bill up to $1,000 per day for such tests.

There are even instances where a toxicology lab might own a treatment center and this creates dual motive to defraud insurance companies.  Even SOBER HOMES are trying to get in on the scam!