A McMurray doctor has agreed to pay two insurers a total of $700,000 as part of his sentence for health care fraud and improper drug distribution, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported.
Oliver Wynn Herndon, 40, of Peters Township, must pay $490,000 to UPMC for You and $210,000 to Gateway Health Plan, according to a stipulation filed in advance of his sentencing, scheduled for Sept. 24, according to the newspaper.
Before the court in May, Herndon, who has offices in Pleasant Hills Borough and Peters, pleaded guilty to fraudulently prescribing 10,800 tablets of 30-milligram oxycodone and 3,600 tablets of 30-milligram oxymorphone, resulting in a cost to insurance companies of between $400,000 and $1 million.
U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab suggested a plea agreement for Herndon to serve 11 years and three months in prison.
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This article originally appeared on the Peters Patch.
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