August 25, 2020; U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
HOUSTON - A 52-year-old pain management physician from Houston has paid $530,000 to resolve allegations he falsely billed Medicare for the use of electro-acupuncture devices, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
SANTA ANA, California- Law enforcement authorities this morning arrested four defendants charged in two federal grand jury indictments alleging a narcotics trafficking ring that sold illegal opioid prescriptions for cash through a series of sham medical clinics.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On June 26, Associated Pain Specialists, P.C., of Knoxville, a pain management based clinic, agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - July 10, 2020 - A Tennessee healthcare executive was sentenced to 42 months in prison yesterday for his role in an approximately $4 million kickback scheme.
WASHINGTON - A Tennessee healthcare executive was sentenced to 42 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release today for his role in an approximately $4 million kickback scheme.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 20, 2020 - Franklin, Tennessee-based Rinova The Wellness Group, PC has settled the United States' allegations that Medicare overpaid Rinova for claims that were non-payable due to fraudulent misrepresentations, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. The government alleged that Rinova misrepresented that it had provided services, when they were actually a continuation of services by the suspended company Pain MD, LLC.
Seattle - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Washington State Attorney General today settled a False Claims Act investigation involving Seattle Pain Center, Northwest Analytics, and owner/physician Dr. Frank Danger Li, announced First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Dr. Li agreed to pay $2.85 million to state and federal authorities to settle allegations his companies billed government entities for medically unnecessary urine drug tests. Dr. Li's seven pain clinics closed in July 2016 when the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission suspended his medical license for improperly monitoring prescriptions of powerful opioids. Today's settlement is a civil resolution unrelated to any criminal investigation or any action by state health regulators.
United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Center for Pain Management, S.C. ("CPM"), and its owner, Dr. Nosheen Hasan, agreed to pay at least $1.35 million to resolve allegations that they received kickbacks from a urine drug testing laboratory in exchange for ordering medically unnecessary tests for Medicare and Medicaid patients. CPM and Dr. Hasan also agreed to future contingent payments for the next five years, with the amount of the payments based on specified financial criteria. CPM and Dr. Hasan separately entered into an Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS-OIG"), to monitor ongoing compliance with applicable Medicare and Medicaid rules.
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