Neuromonitoring Service Provider Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $1.9M

by Andrew Murray | January 16th, 2020

The Department of Justice announced the settlement on December 30, 2019. The Press Release states:

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Medsurant Holdings, LLC, of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle the United States’ allegations that it had violated the False Claims Act, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Medsurant Holdings, which operates under the trade name Medsurant Health, is the largest independent provider of Interoperative Neromonitoring (IONM) services to hospitals and surgeons in the United States. IONM includes various procedures that are used during surgery to monitor a patient’s nervous system in real-time during high-risk surgeries involving the peripheral nervous system, brain and spinal cord.

The settlement resolves the United States’ claims that, from January 1, 2013, through May 31, 2016, Medsurant billed Medicare for units of IONM services without regard to concurrent IONM services that is was providing to patients insured by payors other than Medicare, and that Medsurant billed Medicare for IONM services that were not provided “exclusively to one patient,” as required by Medicare regulations.

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