Jury Finds Doctor, Medical Center Liable

Liable

A federal jury found alternative medicine physician Charles C. Adams, M.D., and his practice group, Charles C. Adams, M.D., P.C., doing business as Full Circle Medical Center, liable for violating the False Claims Act by submitting false diagnoses to Medicare for chelation therapy reimbursements. Chelation therapy involves the use of drugs to remove heavy metals from the body. As a part of his internal medicine specialty, Adams used edetate calcium disodium (EDTA) to address a wide range of conditions, but Medicare did not cover the use of EDTA for these nonindicated symptoms. To receive payment for the procedures, Adams falsely claimed to Medicare that his patients suffered from heavy metal poisoning. Read a story from The Georgia Sun  and a Department of Justice press release.

 

 

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