November 26, 2018
Vital Energy Occupational Therapy and Wellness Center, LLC agreed to pay $200,000 to settle charges that between 2013 and 2016 it submitted false claims for physical and occupational therapy services. The therapy practice was alleged to have submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid for individual therapy services, when group therapy was actually provided, and claims for therapy services with false practitioner information using the names of former employees. Whistleblower Ashley C. Baggett, who filed the False Claims Act action, will receive $36,000. USAO S.C.