As of July 2016, Primera was billing for hundreds of blood tests that had not been completed, so McMenamin created false laboratory results to submit to insurance companies, the release said.
Because the laboratory tests weren’t completed for many patients, he also created false laboratory results to send them directly, the release said. In one instance, Primera sent fabricated lab results to the family of a 5-year-old girl who was suffering from an unknown reaction.
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Kothari and McMenamin were arrested by the FBI after agents raided a Primera office on Peachtree Street in Buckhead in March 2018. Kothari, 45, pleaded guilty in October, and McMenamin, 32, pleaded guilty the next month.
Kothari was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison, and McMenamin was sentenced to seven years and 10 months. Both will also have three years of supervised release after their time in prison, and both were ordered to pay just over $1.5 million in restitution.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia’s special investigations unit assisted in the investigation.
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