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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

United States Reaches Civil Settlement with Doctor and His Clinic for False Claims Submitted to Medicare and TRICARE

St. Louis, MO:  The United States has reached a civil settlement with MOHAMMAD AKHTAR CHOUDHARY, M.D., and his company, ROLLA NEUROLOGY PAIN & SLEEP CENTER, LLC.

According to the allegations of the United States, Dr. Choudhary and his company, located in Rolla, Missouri, violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare and TRICARE by upcoding claims for payment by not accurately stating the level of services that was provided for evaluation and management of patients and for nerve conduction studies.  As part of the civil settlement, the Defendants will pay the United States $861,571.

This settlement is part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Health Agency to recover funds diverted from Medicare and TRICARE.  Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Moore handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated June 30, 2015