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New Jersey Physicians and Practice Settle False and Fraudulent Medicare Claims Case

On September 21, 2016, John G. Ciciarelli, II, MD, Jason Arash Nehmad, MD, and Northern Ocean County Medical Associates, PC, entered into a $36,850.38 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that they submitted claims for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G0452 (molecular pathology procedure; physician interpretation and report) where: (1) no consultation request had been made; (2) no written narrative report by a consultant physician was produced that went beyond the report of the laboratory results; and (3) no exercise of medical judgment by a consultant physician was required. In addition, OIG contended that multiple units of this code may have been submitted for each patient encounter where multiple units may not have been medically necessary. Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and Kenneth Kraft represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 21, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions