Beginning in 2005, Allegiance entered into agreements with hospitals located in the Southeastern United States to provide Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy services to patients who were Medicare beneficiaries on the hospitals’ behalf. The settlement resolves allegations that many patients were provided services that did not qualify for Medicare reimbursement but were billed as such.
“The Department of Justice recognizes the value of accessible mental health care, but will not tolerate companies that seek to exploit our most vulnerable populations by delivering inappropriate or worthless services,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad D. Readler for the Civil Division. “The Department of Justice is committed to holding accountable those who waste taxpayer dollars and place profit about the legitimate needs of patients.”
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