A former employee of Dallas’ Texas Vascular Associates is suing the practice and its nine doctors. Cortez Mills, a former medical coding professional at TVA, alleges that she was fired in May after discovering fraudulent billing practices.
According to the complaint, Mills discovered the irregularities while reviewing and releasing patient bills to Medicare and private insurers for payment. They include double-billing insurance carriers, coding insurance claims so certain services would not be bundled, and billing for services that were never performed.
TVA is based in the Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital on the Baylor Dallas campus near downtown Dallas. Baylor, however, is not named in the suit.
Mills is being represented in the matter by Dallas attorney Matt SCott of the Kendall Law Group. The physicians named in the suit are Gregory J. Pearl, William P. Shutze, Dennis R. Gable, Brad R. Grimsley, Toby J. Dunn, Stephen E. Hohmann, John C. Kedora, Taylor C. Hicks, and Bertram L. Smith.