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Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On November 6, 2019, Amarillo Endoscopy Center (AEC), Amarillo, Texas, entered into a $121,550.12 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that AEC employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG's investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a nursing assistant, provided items or services to AEC's patients that were billed to Federal health care programs. Associate Counsel Dennis Pangindian represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.

Action Details

  • Date:November 6, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions