Ex-CFO of Florida medical group settles false billing allegations for $100k

Scott Quinn, the former CFO and COO of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists in Jacksonville, Fla., has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.

The federal government alleged Mr. Quinn billed Medicare for services that were not medically necessary. Between May 2013 and September 2016, he allegedly routinely billed or caused others to bill Medicare for ultrasound-guided injections that were not medically necessary.

In December, Southeast Orthopedic Specialists agreed to pay the federal government $4.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The orthopedic practice allegedly billed for services that were never provided or were not medically necessary and also certified it met certain meaningful use standards when the practice had not really met those standards.

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