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Wisconsin Podiatrist Agrees to 10 Year Exclusion

On June 9, 2016, in connection with the resolution of False Claims Act liability, Alan Balkansky, a Wisconsin podiatrist, agreed to be excluded from participating in Federal health care programs for a period of ten years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG alleged that Balkansky and his practices submitted false claims to the Medicare program for: (1) physical therapy services that had been provided by massage therapists, rather than licensed physical therapists; (2) podiatry services that were not rendered; (3) routine foot care services provided to patients who did not meet the medical criteria to be eligible for Medicare coverage of such services; and (4) podiatry services that failed to meet documentation requirements that are Medicare conditions of payment. Senior Counsel Geeta Taylor represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:June 9, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions