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Florida Mental Health Counselor Settles Case Involving False Claims

On April 10, 2015, Timothy Fennell, a Florida licensed mental health counselor, entered into a settlement agreement with OIG under which Fennell would pay $120,000 and be excluded for twelve years. The settlement agreement with OIG resolves allegations that Fennell submitted false claims to Medicare for psychotherapy and other services allegedly rendered at Fennell's former company, Lakemont Clinic. Fennell used the provider information of an Orlando-area physician to submit claims for services that were not rendered or supervised by a physician. Senior Counsels Lauren Marziani and Katherine Matos represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:April 10, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions