Pain clinic and owner to pay $250k to settle billing fraud case

Atlanta Medical Clinic, which is a pain management clinic, and owner Timothy Dembowski, DC, have agreed to pay the federal government $250,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations, according to the Department of Justice.

According to the government, AMC and Dr. Dembowski submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare for services performed by a physician who worked at the pain clinic and was suspended from the Medicare program. The pain clinic and Dr. Dembowski allegedly stated in claims submitted to Medicare that services the suspended physician provided were performed by a different physician, according to the DOJ.

AMC and Dr. Demowski also allegedly violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare for administering a foreign, non-FDA approved knee treatment drug to Medicare patients.

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