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December 29, 2017

Posted  January 17, 2018

Maryland physician Nwaehihie H. Onyeaghala of Krystal Medical Associates, LLC agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary autonomic nervous function tests and peripheral vascular tests.  According to the government, the tests were not medically necessary because Dr. Onyeaghala lacked the necessary equipment to conduct the tests, the patients did not have an autonomic nervous function disorder before the test was conducted, Dr. Onyeaghala lacked the specific training to conduct such tests and he only used the tests to monitor patient symptoms, not make any clinical decisions about future patient care.  DOJ (DMD)

Tagged in: FCA Federal, Healthcare Fraud, Improper Medical Personnel, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud, Provider Fraud,