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Physician Agrees to 20-Year Exclusion To Resolve Civil Monetary Penalty Case

Labib Riachi, M.D., a New Jersey based OB/GYN with a subspecialty in urogynecology, agreed to be excluded from participation in Federal health care programs for a period of twenty years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7) for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Dr. Riachi knowingly submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid for pelvic floor therapy services that he knew or should have known were not provided as claimed or were false or fraudulent. These claims were not provided as claimed or were false or fraudulent for one or more of the following reasons: (1) Dr. Riachi failed to personally perform or directly supervise services while he was traveling outside the United States or State of New Jersey; (2) Dr. Riachi failed to personally supervise the performance of a diagnostic procedure performed by his medical assistants; (3) services were not actually provided; (4) physical therapy services were provided by unlicensed and unqualified individuals; (5) services were not documented; and (6) diagnostic services were not reasonable and necessary. David Blank, Tamara Forys, and Jennifer Leonardis represented OIG with assistance from Paralegal Specialist Mariel Filtz. News Release


Action Details

  • Date:November 4, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions