Physical Therapist Gets Two Years
A physical therapist was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and New York Medicaid. He participated in the scheme almost from its inception, regularly signing medical records in which he falsely claimed to have provided physical therapy services that he did not provide. Patients were told that they had to remain in the clinic for nearly an hour – which they often did by watching TV in a waiting room and sometimes receiving massages or making unsupervised use of exercise machines, activities that are not billable to Medicare or Medicaid as physical therapy. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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