- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A Cape Cod doctor has been charged with illegally prescribing opiates and overbilling the state’s low-income health program.

Attorney General Maura Healy said Dr. Mohammed Nassery was indicted Friday on 11 counts of illegal prescribing, nine counts of Medicaid false claims and one count of larceny. Healy said Nassery has agreed not to practice medicine in Massachusetts.

A message seeking comment was left at his Hyannis business, Ariana Pediatric Neurology.

Healy said records indicate Nassery prescribed oxycodone and related painkillers to patients with documented substance abuse, including some in addiction programs or who also were getting the medications from other doctors. She said that led pharmacies to unknowingly bill the state MassHealth program for the prescriptions.

She said he also overbilled MassHealth for simple office visits that were coded as more complex appointments.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide