- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A state hearings officer has determined that fraud allegations against a Hilo obstetrician are not credible.

Dr. Frederick Nitta was suspended from receiving Medicaid reimbursements amid allegations of bilking more than $1 million from the program.

The suspension was overturned Wednesday.

State Hearings Officer Lane Ishida’s ruling says there were mistakes made in the way Medicaid was billed but there was no intentional fraud.

Ishida notes billing rules for drug tests are not clear.

Nitta tells Hawaii News Now (https://ow.ly/J1oba0 he feels somewhat vindicated but the allegations have already taken a lot of out of him.

Nitta has many supporters on the Big Island who say he was treated unfairly by the state. He’s known for being one of the doctors in Hilo who takes new Medicaid or Medicare patients.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/


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