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Traverse City Practice Pays Over $600,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Anesthesia Billing

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Traverse Anesthesia Associates, P.C. ("TAA"), and six of its anesthesiologists, agreed to pay the United States $607,966 to resolve allegations, under the federal False Claims Act, that they falsely submitted certain anesthesia claims to Medicare. TAA is a medical professional corporation that provides anesthesiology and pain management services at a number of hospitals and outpatient sites in the Traverse City region. The United States specifically contended that, for certain claims billed as medically directed anesthesia services, TAA and its anesthesiologists did not meet the regulatory requirements and conditions of payment for billing those services as medically directed.


Action Details

  • Date:October 10, 2019
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions