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Attorney General Slatery Reaches Settlement with Pediatrician Accused of TennCare Fraud

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 | 10:30am

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has reached an agreement with Dr. Ricardo Causo which requires the Chattanooga pediatrician to pay the State of Tennessee $125,897.65.

"TennCare funds are not unlimited," said Herbert H. Slatery III. "And this office will continue to fight for money wasted on fraudulent claims- money that should be going to treat a vulnerable population."

Under the Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act, the state alleges that from July 1, 2012 through August 31, 2017, Dr. Causo improperly submitted claims to the TennCare program for prolonged services that he did not render. The result was that Dr. Causo received payments for prolonged services for which he did not perform.

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