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December 1, 2017

Posted  December 11, 2017

Dr. Arthur S. Portnow, the owner and operator of Arthur S. Portnow, P.A. (d/b/a Apple Medical and Cardiovascular Group) agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve allegations that he and his practice violated the False Claims Act by knowingly seeking reimbursement for medically unnecessary ultrasound tests that were performed on Medicare beneficiaries.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act Kathleen Siwicki, a former employee of Dr. Portnow’s practice.  She will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $350,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (MDFL)

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