A chiropractic clinic in Williamsburg and two owners have agreed to pay $656,000 to settle a claim that the clinic improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid.
The federal government will get most of the settlement, though some will go to Kentucky and $131,2000 will go to a former employee of the clinic who filed a whistleblower lawsuit on the alleged improper billings, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey's office.
Ho Medical & Chiropractic Corp., owned by Kenneth Ho and Ana Moreno, allegedly billed the government for services not provided; billed for services by a physician actually performed by a chiropractor; billed for physical therapy services provided by unqualified people; and billed for unreasonable MRI and X-ray services, according to the settlement agreement.
The improper claims were filed between February 2003 and February 2009, according to the news release.
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The clinic and its owners did not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday.