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June 7, 2017

Posted  June 12, 2017

Texas-based medical and physical therapy provider Union Treatment Center agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by defrauding the federal workers’ compensation (FECA) program.  The company will also waive claims for payment exceeding $1.6 million and be permanently excluded from participating in federal health care programs.  According to the government, UTC fraudulently billed the FECA program for services it did not render, routinely overcharged for medical examinations, falsely inflated the time patients spent in therapy, billed for unnecessary services and supplies, and paid kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. DOJ (WDTX)

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