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United States settles False Claims Act allegations against six clients of a billing manager

July 12, 2012
U.S. Department of Justice

After intervening in a whistleblower suit filed in the Northern District of California, the United States has settled with certain defendants for $3.15 million and has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against the remaining defendants – a local billing manager, her billing company, and her administrative director, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and the Justice Department announced today.

The settling defendants are six health care providers – Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehab Group Inc. (located in Oakland, Calif. and Rhonert Park, Calif.), Advanced Occupational Rehabilitation, Inc. (located in Oklahoma), Advanced Medicine and Rehabilitation of Texas, Inc. (located in Texas), Advanced Medicine and Rehabilitation of Texas, P.A. (located in Texas), and the two physicians located in Oakland who own these Advanced clinics. These settling defendants have agreed to pay $3.15 million to resolve civil false claims allegations against them. To read the complete article click here.

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