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Mathias Berry, DC and Katherine Ross, DC Agreed to Be Excluded for Causing False Claims for Medically Unnecessary Knee Braces That Were Tainted by Kickbacks

Effective November 17, 2020, in connection with the resolution of their False Claims Act liability, Mathias Berry, DC (Berry), Puyallup, Washington, and Katherine Ross, DC (Ross), Kirkland, Washington, agreed to be excluded under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7). Berry agreed to be excluded for 8 years and Ross agreed to be excluded for 5 years. The investigation revealed and OIG alleged that Berry and Ross knowingly submitted, or caused to be submitted by Osteo Relief Institutes clinics, false claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary viscosupplementation and medically unnecessary knee braces that were also tainted by kickbacks solicited and received by Berry and a related entity known as Results Laboratories, LLC. Senior Counsel Keshia Thompson represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:November 17, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions