Bay Pharmacokinetic Associates, Dr. Daniel Deana, Dr. Cynthia Greathouse, and Dr. David Weinrach Agreed to Pay $1 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting False Claims Associated with Pathology Consultations
On April 28, 2021, Bay Pharmacokinetic Associates, L.L.C., Daniel Deana, M.D., Cynthia Greathouse, M.D., and David Weinrach, M.D. (collectively, “Bay Pharmacokinetic”), Panama City, Florida, entered into a $1,082,182.50 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Bay Pharmacokinetic submitted claims for comprehensive clinical pathology consultations under CPT code 80502 that were for services provided: (1) by Bay Pharmacokinetic Associates L.L.C. pharmacists in a hospital setting that did not meet the requirements to be billed incident to a physician’s professional services; and (2) to hospital inpatients on consecutive days of the patient’s stay where no consultation request had been made, no written narrative report by a consultant pathologist was produced, and no exercise of medical judgment by a consultant pathologist was required. Senior Counsels Michael Torrisi, Geoffrey Hymans, and Kenneth Kraft represented OIG with the assistance of Program Analyst Mariel Filtz.
- Date:April 28, 2021
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