Ob/Gyn Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Purchase of Unapproved Medical Devices

The office manager at Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry in Hilton Head South Carolina has pleaded guilty to the purchase of intrauterine medical devices that were not approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Jason Pampucha plead guilty and was sentenced to two years probation for the criminal offense.
According to court records, some of the intrauterine devices were inserted into female patients. Local media reports that, “From June 2008 to November 2009, Pampucha, who purchased supplies for the practice, ordered Mirena brand IUDs from a Canadian supplier, according to the indictment by the Attorney General’s Office.
The IUDs were then placed in patients at Advanced Women’s Care, some of whom were Medicaid recipients, the indictment said. It was unclear how many patients received the IUDs.
Advanced Women’s Care billed the S.C. Medicaid Program for the IUDs, and the Medicaid program reimbursed the practice $37,287, the indictment states.”