U.S. & Georgia Intervene in Lawsuit Alleging Fraudulent Billing of Therapy Services

ATLANTA, GA., May 7, 2021. Pope McGlamry, P.C. and Mayo Hill are pleased to announce that on May 3, 2021, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office filed a Complaint In Intervention in a False Claims Act and Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act qui tam case originally brought by our client, an occupational therapist, filed against Middle Georgia Family Rehab, LLC, Brenda G. Hicks a/k/a Brenda Taylor, and Clarence Hicks. 

The Complaint In Intervention alleges that Middle Georgia Family Rehab improperly billed the government for: (a) therapy services falsely billed under the names and NPI numbers of therapists who could not perform or properly supervise the services billed; (b) services provided by individuals who were not qualified or authorized to provide the services; and (c) services either not rendered or for up-coded amounts.  

Pope McGlamry and Mayo Hill thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office for their tremendous work on this case and their dedication to protecting federally-funded healthcare programs against fraud and abuse. 

Pope McGlamry has a national qui tam practice representing whistleblowers who bring claims under the False Claims Act and related state statutes alleging fraud or wrongdoing against federal or state governmental entities and programs.  Whistleblowers are entitled to a share of any monies recovered by the Government.  These statutes also provide whistleblowers with protection against retaliation.  For more information, contact Pope McGlamry at 404-523-7706, or visit our webpage at https://www.pmkm.com/practice-areas/whistleblower/.