Paintsville doctor to pay $200,000 to settle billing dispute with government

bestep@herald-leader.comNovember 13, 2013 

A Paintsville doctor has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations that he improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.

The government alleged that Dr. Don V. Bryson failed to keep documentation about the medical necessity of procedures for which he sought reimbursement.

Bryson also allegedly submitted claims seeking payment for services that he failed to properly authorize or oversee, according to the news release.

Bryson will repay $152,000 to the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and $48,000 to Medicare, the federal program.

Bryson also agreed last year to give up his medical license.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service