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June 5, 2018

Posted  June 7, 2018

Louisiana-based post-acute healthcare management company Allegiance Health Management will pay over $1.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations it billed Medicare for intensive outpatient psychotherapy services to hospitalized patients who did not need the services, received inappropriate levels of treatment, or were provided nontherapeutic treatment. The settlement also resolves claims Allegiance Health Management failed to provide treatment pursuant to an individualized treatment plan and neither tracked nor document patient progress adequately. The suit was brought by whistleblower and former Allegiance employee Ryan Ladner, who will receive a $300,000 share of the settlement. DOJ

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