Georgia physician settles upcoding allegations

A Georgia physician has agreed to pay $225,000 to resolve allegations she billed government payers for office visits that were not as complex or as lengthy as she claimed. 

Saima Syed, MD, of Snellville, is accused of submitting upcoded claims between Jan. 2, 2018, and Feb. 12, 2021, according to a Nov. 6 Justice Department news release. She is also accused of submitting claims for certain office visits as though she had personally provided the services even though she was out of the country at the time the services were performed. 

The settlement also resolves whistleblower allegations brought forth by two former Syed Practice Group employees, according to the release.  

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