NORTH CAROLINA DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING

PhotobucketNEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA – Dr. Michael K. Nunn pled guilty to health care fraud and money laundering in U.S. District Court on April 25. Nunn received four years of probation and was ordered to pay $297,215 as restitution to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Veteran’s Administration in connection with Medicare fraud. His medical corporation was also fined $700,000.
Nunn’s company, Community Wellness Center, located in New Bern, North Carolina, fraudulently billed Medicare for diagnostic and therapy services that were never performed. If performed services were not among those that would receive reimbursement from Medicare, they were coded as services that Medicare would pay. The Veteran’s Administration was often billed twice for the same services to the same patients.
Four government agencies participated in the investigation, including the Internal Revenue Service.
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