GREENWICH, Conn. -- Dr. Jun Xu and his corporation, Rehabilitation Medicine and Acupuncture Center M.D. LLC of Riverside have settled with the government to pay $300,000 to resolve allegations that Xu violated the False Claims Act.
Acting U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly for Connecticut explained that the allegations against Xu involve fraudulent billing to Medicare for physical therapy services. The government alleges that Xu submitted claims to Medicare for physical therapy services that were medically unnecessary and/or not performed in accordance with Medicare requirements.
“Health-care providers that overcharge Medicare drain critical funds from the Medicare program and increase health-care costs,” Daly said in a statement. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to vigorously pursuing physicians and other health care providers who submit fraudulent claims to federal health care programs. Providers who submit false claims to the government face serious monetary and administrative sanctions.”
Under the False Claims Act, the government can recover up to three times its actual damages, plus penalties of $5,500 to $11,000 for each false claim.
In entering into the settlement agreement, Xu and his professional corporation did not admit liability.
Daly encourages individuals who suspect health care fraud to report it by calling the Health Care Fraud Task Force at 203-777-6311 or 1-800-HHS-TIPS.