On November 3, 2022, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) announced a default judgment of over $15 million against billing and coding company Titan Medical Compliance, and its owner, Timothy Warren.
According to the government’s press release, Warren—a Kansas-based chiropractor—falsely promoted P-Stim electro-acupuncture devices as reimbursable by Medicare and other federal healthcare programs when, in fact, they are not reimbursable by those programs. According to the government’s complaint, various P-Stim marketers and distributors, as well as some providers, paid Warren a monthly fee to provide coding recommendations. Warren allegedly instructed his customers to use certain codes that were meant for legitimate, surgically implanted neurostimulators to manage chronic pain, as opposed to a P-Stim, which can be applied “in a few minutes in an office setting without anesthesia and by someone with minimal training.”
The government described this matter as “the latest action in the national investigation into the scheme of improper billing involving P-Stim” devices, which are branded under the names ANSiStim, Stivax, Neurostim, and NSS-2 Bridge, among other names.
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