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Oregon Physical Therapist Settles Case Involving False Claims

On November 4, 2015, Michael Zingg, P.T., Oregon, entered into a $13,307.52 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Zingg submitted claims to Medicare for physical medicine and rehabilitation services that were not provided as claimed or were false or fraudulent. OIG alleged the claims were false or fraudulent because: 1) Zingg failed to personally provide or directly supervise certain physical therapy services; 2) services were billed as one-on-one provider-patient physical therapy services, when, in fact, they were provided in a group setting; and 3) services were rendered by individuals not qualified to provide therapy services under Medicare guidelines. Senior Counsel Lauren E. Marziani represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:November 5, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions