Early Autism Project, Inc., South Carolina's Largest Provider of Behavioral Therapy for Children with Autism, Pays the United States $8.8 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraud
COLUMBIA, SC - The United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina announced today that Early Autism Project, Inc. ("EAP") has paid the United States $8,833,615 to resolve a False Claims Act investigation that it submitted false claims to the TRICARE and the South Carolina Medicaid programs for therapy services for children with autism. EAP is South Carolina's largest provider of intensive behavioral treatment to children with autism, known as Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA") therapy. TRICARE is the federal health insurance program for active and retired military members and their families, while South Carolina Medicaid provides health benefits to qualifying low-income residents of South Carolina.
- Date:August 2, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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