Dr. Brian T. Nichol, 43, made his plea today in Federal Court in Little Rock.
Nichol admitted in court that while operating Interventional Pain Consultants, he knowlingly, by means of deliberate ignorance, executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and the Arkansas Medicaid program by making false certifications on a number of submitted claims.
He also agreed to pay more than $15,000 in restitution.
Nichol faces up to ten years in prison, and/or a $250,000 fine.
A sentencing date has not been set.