United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Corrects Report on its Website
Removing Association of Paul Tartell, M.D. and Paul B. Tartell, M.D.,
P.L. with South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center
Center Director, Dr. Lee Mandel, is Grateful for the Department’s
Acknowledgement of the Error and Quick Response to Correct the Report
Plantation, FL – February 13, 2017 – On Friday, February 10, 2017 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
announced that Dr. Paul Tartell and his practice, Paul B. Tartell, M.D.,
P.L., entered into a settlement agreement with the federal government
wherein they must pay a total of $750,000 to resolve disputed claims related
to billing for surgeries that allegedly either weren’t necessary
or provided. Per the report, the whistleblower, a former patient of Dr.
Tartell, will receive $135,000 of the settlement money.
In the initial report, the DOJ mentioned that Tartell's company, Paul
B. Tartell, M.D., P.L. was doing business as South Florida Sinus and Allergy
Center, which was incorrect. As a result, the Director of the Center,
Lee M. Mandel, M.D., F.A.C.S., who is the President of the Florida Society
of Otolaryngology, has been responding to media reports and inquiries
inaccurately associating Dr. Tartell, his practice, and the settlement
with the South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center.
Dr. Mandel stresses that neither he nor South Florida Sinus and Allergy
Center was under investigation for any of the fraudulent activity related
to the settlement.
This morning, the DOJ corrected the report on its website removing the
association between Dr. Tartell and South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center.
Additionally, upon learning of the erroneous nature of the DOJ report this
Saturday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel updated its story indicating
Dr. Tartell’s lack of association with Dr. Mandel’s current
practice. Dr. Mandel is very grateful for the Sun Sentinel’s quick
and professional response.
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