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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Family Practice Doctor Pays $360,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

PITTSBURGH – Brent E. Clark, M.D., a former family practice doctor in Pittsburgh, agreed to pay $360,000 to the United States to settle claims that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing to be submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary and unreasonable services, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Between February 2015 and February 2017, Clark billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unreasonable and unnecessary office visits and procedures and falsified records to support the billings. The settlement follows Clark’s earlier guilty plea and sentencing on related criminal charges.

Assistant United States Attorney Rachael L. Mamula handled the investigation that led to this civil settlement on behalf of the United States.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conducting the investigation.

Topic(s): 
False Claims Act
Health Care Fraud
Updated July 6, 2018