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