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Ohio Practice and Owner Settle Case Involving False Claims

On February 6, 2019, Mohammad Mouhib Kalo, M.D., and Wheelersburg Internal Medicine Group, Inc. (collectively, "WIMG"), Wheelersburg, Ohio, entered into a $111,706 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that WIMG submitted claims to Medicare for specimen validity testing (SVT), a non-covered service. SVT is a quality control process that evaluates a urine drug screen sample to determine if it is consistent with normal human urine and to ensure that the sample has not been substituted, adulterated, or diluted. Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and David Traskey represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.

Action Details

  • Date:February 6, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions