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Sarasota Physician Agrees To Pay $1.95 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Unnecessary Ultrasounds

Tampa, FL - Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Dr. Arthur S. Portnow, the owner and operator of Arthur S. Portnow, P.A., d/b/a Apple Medical and Cardiovascular Group, d/b/a Apple Medical Group (collectively, Dr. Portnow) has agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve allegations that he and his practice violated the False Claims Act by knowingly seeking reimbursement for medically unnecessary ultrasound tests that were performed on Medicare beneficiaries.


Action Details

  • Date:December 1, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions