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Florida Physician and Practice Settle False and Fraudulent Medicare Claims Case

On September 26, 2016, Chika E. Okereke, MD, and his medical practice, Cardiovascular Partners, PA, (collectively, Dr. Okereke), Florida, entered into a $139,383.72 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Okereke filed claims for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code G0248 (demonstrate use home INR monitoring) where Dr. Okereke did not perform such services, and should instead have filed less frequent claims for HCPCS code G0250 (MD INR test review interpretation management). Senior Counsel Geoffrey Hymans represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 26, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions