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Anesthesia and Pain Management Agreed to Pay $207,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Anesthesia Services with Forged Consent Forms and Forged Credentialing Forms

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Anesthesia and Pain Management Services of Pueblo, LLC and APM Billings, LLC (collectively, “APM”), Colorado, agreed to pay $207,923 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that APM forged physician signatures on Colorado Medical Assistance Program Sterilization Consent Forms and submitted these forms to Colorado Medicaid in order to receive reimbursement for anesthesia services provided during tubal ligation. OIG also alleged that APM improperly submitted claims for reimbursement for services provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists whose Medicare credentialing forms were forged.

Action Details

  • Date:May 9, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures