Southern Del. physical therapy chain fined for Medicare fraud
A southern Delaware chain of physical therapy clinics will pay $710,000 to settle a health care fraud case with the federal government.
Old Towne Physical Therapy has outpatient facilities in Milford, Lewes and Millsboro.
The District Attorney's office says from 2007 to 2009, the company submitted Medicare claims for services that were provided without proper supervision by a Medicare-enrolled physical therapist.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Charles Oberly III says the case is about keeping providers from cutting corners on care and "ensuring … the government gets what it pays for."
The $710,000 settlement is part of an agreement with Old Towne and its parent company, U.S. Physical Therapy. It was announced in December.