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Nevada Behavioral Health Services Provider and Owner Agree to Voluntary Exclusion

On August 20, 2018, First Initiative, LLC, a behavioral health services provider in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Shameika Amin, its owner (collectively, "First Initiative"), agreed to be excluded for a period of fifty years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that First Initiative knowingly submitted or caused to be submitted claims to the Nevada Medicaid program for: (1) individual therapy services using CPT Codes 90834 and 90837 when group therapy services had been provided; (2) individual psychotherapy services utilizing biofeedback training using CPT Code 90876 when no biofeedback training had been provided; and (3) behavioral health services that were billed under the names and national provider identifiers of providers who had not provided the services. Senior Counsel Michael Torrisi and Associate Counsel Srishti Sheffner represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:August 20, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions