Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fraudulent Medicare Billing for Test Results in $92,000 Settlement

Dr. Ray Silao from Yuma, Arizona will pay $92,000 to settle charges by the federal government that he violated the False Claims Act by falesly billing Medicare for certain tests for patients who did not qualify for Medicare coverage of the tests. He is the third Arizona doctor to settle a claim in 2010 related to fraudulent provision of the thoracic electrical bioimpedance (TEB) test. Earlier settlements with two Arizona physicians resulted in an additional $825,000 paid back to the government. To read the full story by reporter James Gilbert, click here.

If you know of the wrongful billing of Medicaid, Medicare, or Tricare for TEB or any other tests or lab work, you can go to to make a report.

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