Health Care Company, Owner Must Pay $25 Million
Ajibola Ayeni, a former owner of home visiting physician company Docs at the Door P.C. who was previously convicted of theft from the Medicare program, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $25 million in damages and penalties as the result of more than 4,000 violations of the False Claims Act. The United States alleged that Ayeni, his wife, Joy H. Turner-Ayeni, and their companies knowingly submitted claims for Medicare payments for services not rendered, services that were not medically necessary, and services that were “upcoded” to a higher-level reimbursement than was appropriate or provided. Read a story from Becker’s ASC Review and a Department of Justice press release.
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