Rehab Company Settles Allegations
Interface Rehab agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary. The United States contends that Interface pressured therapists to increase the amount of therapy provided to patients in order to meet preplanned targets for Medicare revenue. These alleged targets could only be achieved by billing for a high percentage of patients at the “Ultra High” level without regard to patients’ individualized needs. Read a story from Skilled Nursing News and a Department of Justice press release.
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