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Wrong Address Costs Hawaii Doctor Medicare Billing Privileges

Sept. 24, 2019, 3:01 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services didn’t act arbitrarily or capriciously when it revoked a Hawaii anesthesiologist’s Medicare enrollment and billing privileges, a federal court in Hawaii said.

The CMS was authorized to revoke Wendell Foo’s Medicare privileges after finding he listed a mailbox address as the place where he provides services on a Medicare application form, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii said Sept. 23.

Foo has been an enrolled Medicare supplier for over 25 years. He provides anesthesiology services to patients at several ambulatory care centers and receives letters at a UPS store with...

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