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Mid-Atlantic Medical Fraud Task Force- New Jersey Physician and Medical Practice Agree to Pay $106,255 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 8, 2021

New Jersey Physician and Medical Practice Agree to Pay $106,255 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey physician and his medical practice will pay $106,255 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making false representations in connection with submissions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. 

According to the contentions of the United States contained in the settlement agreement:

From Jan. 1, 2016, through March 31, 2020, Vedat Obuz and his medical practice, Lotus Clinics P.C./Lotus Family Medicine, falsely billed certain medical procedures to Medicaid and Medicare by representing that the procedures had been performed by Obuz when, in fact, those procedures were performed by nurse practitioners.

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