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Family Physician Pays $285,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Of Billing Services At Inflated Rate

Knoxville, Tenn. - Family physician Dr. Chang-Wen Chen and his practice Chang-Wen Chen, M.D., P.C. paid $285,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by improperly charging government health care programs the physician's rate for services that were provided by nurse practitioners. The allegations challenged billings submitted to Medicare, Medicaid ("TennCare") and TRICARE from 2013 through 2019.


Action Details

  • Date:January 24, 2020
  • Agency:Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions