Medicare Reimbursement Consultant Resolves Allegations
Medicare reimbursement consultant Ted Albin and his wholly-owned consulting and billing firm, Grapevine Billing and Consulting Services Inc., have agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. The United States alleged that Albin and Grapevine knowingly caused the submission of claims to Medicare that were tainted by the payment of kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in the form of free or “no cost” glucometers or the routine waiver of beneficiary copayment obligations. The government also alleged that Albin and Grapevine knowingly caused the submission of claims to Medicare for glucometers on behalf of beneficiaries who were not eligible to seek reimbursement because they had received a meter paid for by Medicare within the previous five years. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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