Massachusetts Social Worker Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion
On September 22, 2016, in connection with the resolution of False Claims Act liability, David Margolis, a social worker, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of five years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG alleged that Margolis submitted false claims to Medicare for: (1) more therapy sessions than he actually provided to the beneficiaries; (2) therapy sessions that did not occur because Margolis was actually on vacation; (3) therapy sessions that did not occur because of late cancellations by the beneficiaries; (4) therapy sessions that did not occur because the beneficiaries did not appear for appointments; and (5) therapy sessions for relatives of the beneficiaries. Senior Counsel John O'Brien represented OIG.
- Date:September 22, 2016
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions