Pennsylvania physician pays $1.2M to settle billing fraud allegations

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Dr. Whalen administered the non-FDA-approved medications at Whalen Rheumatology, which had offices in Havertown and Exton, Pa. He presumably received approximately $1.1 million in illegal gains by providing clients the non-FDA-approved medications and then billing insurance providers as if he had actually used approved medications, according to the Justice Department..

The settlement likewise resolves Dr. Whalens infractions of the Controlled Substances Act. He confessed to prescribing controlled compounds to 2 clients without a genuine medical function, according to the Justice Department..

Dr. Whalen completely surrendered his illegal drug registrations with the Drug Enforcement Administration, surrendered his medical license and will be omitted from participation in federal programs..

A physician in Berwyn, Pa., has actually accepted pay $1.26 million to resolve False Claims Act accusations, the Department of Justice revealed Sept. 18..

The settlement deals with claims that Thomas Whalen, DO, sent false claims to federal health strategies for FDA-approved medications when he administered medications that were not approved by the FDA..