According to a recent press release by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. has agreed to pay the government $25,078,918 to settle government claims of upcoding under the False Claims Act.  Specifically, the government alleged that Peiatrix billed for critical care services when patients were not critically ill.   This should serve as a strong reminder to physician groups of the importance of maintaining an effective compliance program.