Pain Management Group to pay $312k to resolve false billing allegations

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Antioch, Tenn.-based Pain Management Group has agreed to pay $312,000 to resolve federal and state False Claims Act allegations, according to the Department of Justice.

The government alleged PMG submitted false claims to Medicare and Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare, for medically unnecessary urine drug tests.

The government further alleged PMG billed Medicare and TennCare for pharmaceuticals that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. PMG purchased the drugs, including Botox and Eufflexa, from foreign-based suppliers, according to the DOJ.

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