Geico Goes After $1.2M 'Unnecessary' Massage Claims

Law360, Miami (April 11, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) -- Geico on Tuesday sued a Florida health clinic, alleging a group of its massage therapists made $1.2 million in claims for medically unnecessary treatments provided to automobile accident victims who were eligible for coverage under the insurer's no-fault insurance policies.

In a complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, Geico claims Miami-based Medical Wellness Services Inc. billed the insurer for massage therapist services that were not reimbursable because Florida law prohibits no-fault insurance reimbursement for massages or other similar services.

In addition, Geico said that in many cases, the services billed were not actually provided, and the billing codes used...

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