Federal Judge dismisses National Billing Inst. (NBI) from fraud lawsuit

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October 18, 2022

On December 10, 2020, in the Central District of California, The Vanguard Clinic, Nova Integrated Health, Gossett Global Health Solutions and their owners, chiropractors Michael Glickert, Taylor Vanden Wynboom and Tommy Gossett, filed a lawsuit against the National Billing Institute, LLC (NBI), Kareo, Inc. (Kareo) and Resonant Specific Technologies (RST). NBI is a national medical billing company.

Kareo is a medical billing software company. RST developed and manufactures Sanexas neoGEN (“Sanexas”), an FDA- cleared medical device used to treat chronic pain. RST sells and distributes Sanexas to healthcare providers nationwide.

The Vanguard plaintiffs alleged breach of fiduciary duty, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, concealment, constructive fraud, rescission, conversion and unlawful business practices related to Medicare coverage and billing for Sanexas treatments. On October 11, 2022, United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt dismissed NBI from the lawsuit. Previously, on May 17, 2021, Judge Kronstadt dismissed the complaint against Kareo.

The Vanguard Clinic, LLC, et al. v. National Billing Institute, LLC, et al., Case No. 2:20- cv-11234-JAK-PD, Central District of California (Western Division – Los Angeles)

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National Billing Institute is a full service, practice management company, providing the practice with a comprehensive and cost effective solution to all of your billing needs. Now offering an Electronic Medical Records module ( EHR ). We have over 60 years of medical billing experience, medical billing is not new to us, and we have been a full service billing company for over two decades. We know how to get your claims and bills paid, quickly and efficiently. Our company was founded in 1995 by Michael J. Evans. Michael has a BS in Business from the University of Southern California as well as a MBA from California State University at Northridge.

Michael has over 20 years in the medical insurance billing field and was responsible for the implementation and training of medical billing systems throughout the United States for major medical laboratories, including Unilab, MetPath, and Quest Diagnostics. He was also the Billing manager for MetWest/Unilab Laboratories and Immuno Laboratories. Seeing the need for electronic medical billing for the medical offices, Michael started his own medical billing company in South Florida. The company handles medical offices throughout the United States.

Our company strives to be the most advanced in the medical billing field and offers the latest in medical billing solutions that suit the needs of any type of medical facility or practice. We currently have over 30 providers in many different fields and specialties.

National Billing realized that the flow of information between billing company and provider was difficult to manage, and many charges and EOB’s were missed. To solve the lost charges problem National Billing now offers free to all our clients a software program that allows the practice to transmit the billing charges to National Billing. The program also works as a patient scheduling system that makes sure that every patient that is scheduled gets a charge entered thus eliminating missed charges. The provider will be sure that all charges were sent to National Billing. This program ensures that there are no lost charges resulting in an increase in revenue and a decrease in the paper work. Call for a demo of the software.

We also solved the problem of missing, storing and receiving EOBs. For all our clients we now provide a faxing service that takes the faxed information and stores it into a secured server. The data is indexed for easy access by National Billing. This service allows National Billing to store all the EOBs, as well as patient notes, and other information that the provider faxes. This program meets all the HIPPA requirements and documents are stored for seven years.

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