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Arrowhead Cardiology Medical Group and Two of Its Owners Agreed to Pay $485,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Medically Unnecessary Services

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Arrowhead Cardiology Medical Group, Inc., Steven Fitzmorris, M.D., and Sunil Nowrangi, M.D. (collectively Arrowhead), California, agreed to pay $485,217 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Arrowhead billed Medicare for CPT code 93042 (Rhythm ECG, 1-2 leads; interpretation and report only) in excess of one per patient per day where there was no documented change in the patient's condition to warrant an additional service.

Action Details

  • Date:September 15, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures