Medical Staffing Cos. Accused Of Major Medicare Overbilling

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- TeamHealth Inc. and several other medical staffing companies have routinely falsely “upcoded” their services with the aid of medical billing companies for more than a decade, resulting in significant overbilling of Medicare and Medicaid, according to a whistleblower False Claims Act suit unsealed Tuesday in California federal court.

According to relator Charles Phillips, he had observed routine upcoding by several medical staffing and management companies — two units of Team, Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group Inc. and Sierra Rural Physicians Inc. — while working as a...
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