Pain doctor pays to settle allegations of deceptive Medicare billing

Dr Syed Nasir has paid $530,000 to settle allegations that he falsely billed Medicare for the use of electro-acupuncture devices.

From March 2019 to October 2019, Dr Nasir billed Medicare for the implantation of neurostimulator electrodes. This is a surgical procedure that usually requires the use of an operating room.

However, Dr Nasir did not perform these surgeries. Instead, he applied a device used for electro-acupuncture. This procedure involves inserting needles into patients’ ears with the neurostimulator taped behind them with an adhesive. Medicare does not reimburse for electro-acupuncture devices as implantable neurostimulators.

Dr Nasir runs Skilled Pain Care Clinic, which is on the 610 loop on the NW side of Houston.

In June, Dr Jaime Robledo of Katy paid $100,000 to resolve similar allegations.

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