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February 10, 2017

Posted  February 27, 2017

Dr. Paul B. Tartell, an ENT physician practicing in Plantation, Florida and his practice Paul B. Tartell, M.D., P.L., have agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing for surgical endoscopies with debridement and laryngeal stroboscopies that were not provided or not medically necessary.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Theodore Duay, a former patient of Dr. Tartell.  Mr. Duay will receive a whistleblower award of $135,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (SDFL)

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