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Iowa Nurse Practitioner Agrees To Pay Over $50,000 To Resolve Suit Alleging Fraudulent Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Prescriptions, Kickbacks

Ashley Brown, DNP, ARNP, from Des Moines, Iowa, has agreed to pay $52,560 to the United States to resolve allegations that she violated the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, by signing hundreds of medically unnecessary prescriptions for expensive orthotic braces in exchange for kickback payments of $20 per patient. The full claims against Brown are contained in a Civil Complaint filed earlier this month in the United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.


Action Details

  • Date:April 25, 2024
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions