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Danita Smith and My Blooming Health Mobile Agreed to Be Excluded for 3 Years for Submitting False Claims for Fingersticks, Travel Allowance, and Clotting Tests

On August 16, 2022, Danita Smith and My Blooming Health Mobile, LLC (collectively, MBHM), St. Louis, Missouri, agreed to be excluded for a period of three years under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that MBHM: (1) submitted claims to Medicare for venipunctures and travel allowance when specimens were collected by fingerstick; (2) submitted claims to Medicare for clotting tests that were also billed by a third-party laboratory; and (3) failed to prorate travel mileage claims that were submitted to Medicare. Senior Counsel Jonathan Culpepper with the assistance of Program Analyst Mariel Filtz, represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:August 16, 2022
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions