Dr. Yasin Khan, Dr. Elizabeth Khan, Dr. Dong Ko, Westfield Hospital and affiliated entities including a related pain clinic, Lehigh Valley Pain Management, agreed to pay $690,441 to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false health care billings for services performed by non-physicians as “incident to” the services of supervising physicians when, in fact, supervising physicians were away from the office or otherwise incapable of supervising. The allegations originated in whistleblower lawsuit filed Margaret Reynard under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Ms. Reynard will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $124,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (EDPA)
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