Physical Therapy Clinic Will Pay $2.78 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
Alliance Rehabilitation, LLC and Active Physical Therapy Services, LLC will pay $2.78 million to settle allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare and the TRICARE health care program.
The companies allegedly billed Medicare for physical therapy services under the name and NPI number of a particular physical therapist when, in fact, that physical therapist was not involved in providing or supervising the services. The settlement resolves similar allegations of false claims involving both Medicare and TRICARE.
The false claims for physical therapy services were brought to the attention of the government by two former employees. Under the False Claims Act, individual citizens may bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government and share in any recovery. The whistleblower rewards range from 15% to 30% of the amount recovered.
In this case, the two whistleblowers will share more than $400,000 in whistleblower rewards.
If you have evidence that false claims are being submitted to Medicare or Medicaid for physical therapy or other medical services, then you should consult with an experienced whistleblower lawyer immediately to protect your rights. You may be entitled to a substantial reward and legal protections.
Do not delay. Only the first whistleblower who comes forward with evidence of Medicare or Medicaid fraud is entitled to the whistleblower reward.
To arrange a free and confidential consultation with an experienced whistleblower lawyer, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728 or click here to reach our law offices via email.
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