Illinois Therapy Service Provider and Owner Agree to Voluntary Exclusion
On October 11, 2018, in connection with the resolution of their False Claims Act liability, Quality Therapy & Consultation, Inc. (QTC) and Francis Parise (Parise), Orland Park, Illinois, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). QTC agreed to be permanently excluded and Parise agreed to be excluded for a period of five years. Parise is an occupational therapist and the Owner and President of QTC. OIG alleged that QTC, at Parise's direction, provided skilled nursing and skilled nursing rehabilitation therapy services that were not medically necessary, engaged in alteration of medical records, and improperly increased its Medicare reimbursements by "upcoding" patients' "Resource Utilization Group" scores. Senior Counsel David Fuchs represented OIG.
- Date:October 11, 2018
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions