A 2018 whistleblower lawsuit against a Texas extended medical and rehabilitation hospital claimed that unlicensed, unauthorized students were illegally performing medical procedures on patients, which ultimately led to improperly billed claims to Medicare. 

Records indicate that, on several occasions, the facility claimed that licensed providers were carrying out procedures, but, during the same period of time, said providers were out of the country rendering the claims invalid. Other times, the medical center billed for services that did not align with patients’ diagnoses or medical records. 

As a result, the facility was accused of filing fraudulent claims to Medicare in violation of the federal False Claims Act and has agreed to pay back $21.6 million to reach a resolution. 

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