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Roanoke medical practice to pay $2.1 million for defrauding Medicare, Virginia Medicaid

Allergy and Asthma Associates kept up its scheme for nearly eight years

ROANOKE, Va. – A family-owned Roanoke business has to pay $2.1 million after fraudulently charging Medicare and Virginia Medicaid for medicine.

Back in June 2020, Allergy and Asthma Associates (AAA) pleaded guilty for billing Medicare and Virginia Medicaid $627,540 for prescriptions medicine they did not purchase.

“When a medical practice fraudulently bills our Medicare and Medicaid programs, it diverts funds from the most vulnerable in our communities and must be held accountable,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Bubar.  “Today’s civil resolution coupled with AAA’s criminal conviction in June marks the end of a lengthy investigation and demonstrates that we will work closely with our federal and state partners to hold providers responsible for healthcare fraud.”

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