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Podiatrist Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion

On September 22, 2017, Patricia Anne Chapman (Chapman), Liberty Lake, Washington, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of 10 years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that, in her Clinton, Iowa, podiatric practice, Chapman submitted false or fraudulent claims to Medicare using Current Procedural Terminology Code 97032: (1) for electrical stimulation services (e-stim) that were not medically reasonable or necessary, (2) for e-stim services not administered with “constant attendance” and “manual application,” according to the requirements of the code, (3) for twice the number of e-stim units than documented in the beneficiaries’ patient files, and (4) for using false records and statements to support the false e-stim claims. Senior Counsel Keshia Thompson represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 22, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions