Wrongful billing results in $2.6M settlement and 10-year exclusion from federal health care programs

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, June 8, 2021

HOUSTON – A 46-year-old chiropractor and her medical group have agreed to pay in order to resolve allegations of fraudulent billing, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Suhyun An owns and manages Campbell Medical Group PLLC and Johnson Medical Group PLLC dba Campbell Medical Clinic in the Spring Valley area of Houston.

In March 2021, the United States filed a civil complaint against An alleging she fraudulently obtained over $3.9 million from the Medicare and TRICARE programs by billing for the implantation of neurostimulator electrodes. These are surgical procedures usually requiring use of an operating room for which Medicare pays thousands of dollars An’s staff did not perform surgery. In fact, nurses at the clinic were trained to use the devices in part by watching YouTube videos.

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