Connecticut psychiatrist Dr. Anton Fry and his company CPC Associates agreed to pay $36,704 to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting improper claims to Medicare for psychiatric services that were provided over the phone instead of by meeting with the beneficiaries in the office and treating them in person. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Jodi Cohen, a former patient of Dr. Fry, and Medical Bill Consultants, LLC, a billing company. They will receive a whistleblower award of $6,239 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (DCT)
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