Catholic Charities West Michigan Agrees to Implement Compliance Program in Settlement of Government's False Claims Act Allegations
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - Catholic Charities West Michigan, a nonprofit organization based in Grand Rapids, has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan that requires the agency to implement a compliance program and hire an independent organization to review Catholic Charities' claims for behavioral health services under penalty of a potential exclusion from federal health care programs. The settlement announced today resolves allegations that between May 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013, Catholic Charities' Behavioral Health Unit submitted false Medicaid claims for services that were rendered by a Catholic Charities practitioner with a lapsed license, services that did not comply with applicable supervision and documentation requirements, and services that Catholic Charities upcoded using billing codes for higher-paying services than were actually performed.
- Date:September 24, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions