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Barry McLeod-Hughes Agreed to Be Excluded for 7 Years for Submitting False Claims for Physical Therapy Services

On December 4, 2020, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Barry McLeod-Hughes (McLeod-Hughes), Byron, Georgia, agreed to be excluded under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7) for 7 years. The investigation revealed and OIG alleged that McLeod-Hughes and his practice, McLeod-Hughes and Associates Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, d/b/a McLeod-Hughes and Associates Inc., submitted claims to Medicare and TRICARE for physical therapy services purportedly provided by McLeod-Hughes to Medicare and TRICARE beneficiaries when, in fact, athletic trainers and other unlicensed or uncredentialed individuals actually furnished the physical therapy services. Senior Counsel Matthew Westbrook represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:December 4, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions