Physician and Ache Observe in Greensboro Pay $ 500,000 to Resolve Healthcare Crime Fraud Allegations
GREENSBORO – A Greensboro pain management practice and its owner have agreed to pay $ 500,000 to resolve healthcare fraud allegations, the Department of Justice said in a press release.
Dr. Kwadwo Gyarteng-Dakwa, owner of the HEAG Pain Management Center, is accused of charging Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary diagnostic tests between January 2011 and October 2016, the DOJ said.
According to the press release, unqualified HEAG employees frequently performed nerve conduction studies, although coverage rules require a doctor to perform the tests.
The tests were carried out by Gyarteng-Dakwa before each examination and were therefore not tailored to the treatment of the individual patient, the acting US attorney Sandra Hairston said in the press release.
The program enabled Gyarteng-Dakwa to grow profits rather than make medical decisions based on patients’ needs, she said.