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November 9, 2021

Posted  November 9, 2021

Numerous anesthesia providers and outpatient surgery centers in Georgia, including Ambulatory Anesthesia of Atlanta, LLC and Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC, have agreed to pay over $28 million to resolve kickback allegations by whistleblowers Kathleen Hartney-Velazco, M.D., Jan Kersey, and Capitol Anesthesiology, P.C., who will receive a $4.7 million cut of the settlement.  According to the whistleblowers, the anesthesia providers made payments and provided free staffing to the outpatient surgery centers in order to obtain exclusivity contracts over a ten-year period.  USAO NDGA

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