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Long Island Pediatrics Practice Agrees to Pay $750,000 to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Improper Billing Practices

Long Island-based pediatrics practice Freed, Kleinberg, Nussbaum, Festa & Kronberg M.D., LLP, doing business as Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (the "Practice"), as well as current and former partner physicians of the Practice, including Arnold W. Scherz, M.D., Mitchell Kleinberg, M.D., Michael Nussbaum, M.D., Robert Festa, M.D., and Jason Kronberg, D.O. ("Partners"), have agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that they billed the Medicaid Program for services provided by physicians who were not enrolled in the program. The settlement, which resolved government claims under the federal False Claims Act and the New York State False Claims Act, was approved by United States District Judge Joanna Seybert.


Action Details

  • Date:April 25, 2018
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies