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Physician Agrees to $1.5 Million Payment and 15-Year Exclusion To Settle Civil Monetary Penalty Case

Joseph A. Raia, MD, a physiatrist in New Jersey, agreed to pay $1,500,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law and agreed to be excluded from participation in Federal health care programs for a period of fifteen years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG alleged that Dr. Raia had improperly used chiropractors to provide physical therapy services "incident to" his professional services. Further, OIG alleged that Dr. Raia submitted claims to Medicare for the provision or supervision of physical therapy and related services while he was not in the State where the services were allegedly performed. News Release


Action Details

  • Date:February 11, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions