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Texas Physician Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion

On April 22, 2020, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Maaz Abbasi, M.D., Houston, Texas, agreed to be excluded under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7) for three years. The investigation revealed that in exchange for illegal remuneration: (1) Dr. Abbasi signed Medicare Home Health Certifications and Plans of Care certifying patient eligibility for home health services without any knowledge of the patients' medical condition or homebound status; and (2) Dr. Abbasi signed another physician's signature on Medicare Home Health Certifications and Plans of Care certifying patient eligibility for home health services without the physician's authorization, permission, or knowledge, and without any knowledge of the patients' medical condition or homebound status. Senior Counsel Ellen Slavin represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:April 22, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions

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