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Saud Siddiqui, MD and Columbus Spine Specialists Agreed to Pay $219,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Non-Covered Services

On July 14, 2022, Saud Siddiqui, M.D. and Columbus Spine Specialists, LLC (collectively, “Dr. Siddiqui”), Columbus, Ohio, entered into a $219,082.04 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Siddiqui submitted claims for monitored anesthesia care in conjunction with intraarticular facet joint injections or medial branch blocks where such monitored anesthesia care was routinely billed, which is not covered by Medicare Part B. Senior Counsel Gregory Becker with the assistance of Chief Investigator Amber Mahmood, represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:July 14, 2022
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions