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Dr. Henry Tripp Agreed to Pay $133,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Nurse Practitioner Services as if Dr. Tripp Performed Them

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Dr. Henry Tripp, Oldtown Immediate Care, P.A d/b/a Old Town Immediate and Family Care, and Ameri-Care Family Practice, P.A. (collectively, Dr. Tripp), North Carolina, agreed to pay $133,880.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Dr. Tripp submitted claims to Medicare for nurse practitioner services as if Dr. Tripp personally performed the services. These claims should have been submitted to Medicare using the nurse practitioner’s National Provider Identifier at the nurse practitioner rate.

Action Details

  • Date:December 23, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures