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Advanced Pain Management Specialists Agreed to Pay $24,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Non-Covered Services

On October 13, 2020, Advanced Pain Management Specialists, P.A., (Advanced Pain), Fort Myers, Florida, entered into a $24,921.96 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Advanced Pain submitted claims to Medicare for specimen validity testing (SVT) in conjunction with claims for urine drug testing when SVT was a non-covered service. OIG's Office of Audit Services and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Andrea Treese Berlin and Gregory Becker with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton, collaborated to achieve this resolution.

Action Details

  • Date:October 13, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions

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