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.
The clinic and its owners did not admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday.