Charlotte Neurologist Will Pay $2 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations

April 24th, 2013

A Charlotte neurologist has agreed to pay $2 million plus interest to the United States to settle civil fraud allegations. Hemanth P. Rao, MD, is the owner of and principal neurologist at The Neurological Institute in Charlotte. The settlement was reached following a multi-year investigation by HHS-OIG into Dr. Rao’s practices associated with the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. Government investigators found that Dr. Rao failed to meet the Medicare supervision regulations associated with IVIG therapy. Dr. Rao has since entered into a five-year Integrity Agreement with HHS-OIG to promote compliance with the statutes, regulations, program requirements, and written directives of Medicare, Medicaid, and all other federal health care programs.

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