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New York Physician Agrees to Another Voluntary Exclusion

On May 17, 2017, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Dr. Michael Esposito (Dr. Esposito), Albany, New York, agreed to be excluded again from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of fifteen years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that despite previously having been excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs on December 9, 2016, for a period of five years, he forged another physician’s signature on prescriptions, including opioids, in order to obtain medications for himself and another person. In the instant matter, Dr. Esposito presented claims for payment to Medicare for services that he furnished, ordered, and prescribed to Medicare beneficiaries while he was excluded. Senior Counsel David Traskey represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:May 17, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions