Claims involved the submission for services provided by physician assistants as though they had been performed by physicians, claims for testing and radiology services that were not medically necessary and claims for admission of Tetanus Immunoglobulin when Tetanus Toxoid were given which is considerably less expensive. The investigation began with the filing of whistleblower lawsuits by former employees of Nason Medical.
“Health care fraud is a very high priority in this office. We have shifted our office resources by trebling the number of attorneys dedicated to address civil fraud cases. This case is particularly egregious because it involves allegations of profiting by exposing patients to unnecessary radiation in the CT scans.” – Bill Nettles