United States Reaches $125,000 Civil Settlement
St. Louis, Missouri: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced today that the United States, Foot Healers Holdings - St. Louis and its subsidiaries (Foot Healers) reached a civil settlement that will resolve the United States' claims against Foot Healers under the False Claims Act for knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare for podiatry services. According to the United States' allegations, from March 1, 2010 through July 31, 2016, Foot Healers submitted false claims to Medicare by using improper modifiers that caused Medicare to pay for improper claims and by submitting claims for payment which falsely indicated a medically necessary toenail debridement was provided when the service actually provided was a routine nail trimming not covered by Medicare. As part of the civil settlement, Foot Healers will repay the United States $125,000.
- Date:May 14, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions