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June 28, 2024
Health Law Weekly

Nurse Practitioner Group, Owners Agree to Almost $2 Million Settlement of Fraud Allegations

  • June 28, 2024

KareFirst Management, an independent nurse practitioner group, and its former owners agreed to pay $1.99 million to resolve upcoding allegations, Morris Pasqual, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced June 18.

According to a press release, the government alleged that KareFirst developed its own proprietary patient charting software and required its nurse practitioners to use it, despite knowing that it resulted in fraudulently upcoded claims being submitted to and paid by Medicare and Medicaid.