The owner of a medical equipment supplier in Connecticut medical equipment supply company has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 after attempting to bilk Medicaid by making false claims.
Thomas Macre, Sr., the owner of Med Tech LLC in Orange has reached a settlement with the federal and state government to pay more than $467,000 in restitution to resolve allegations that the company violated False Claims Acts.
According to U.S. Attorney John Durham, Med Tech is enrolled as a provider in the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program, which includes the state’s Medicaid program.
It is alleged that Med Tech and Macre billed Medicaid for back braces and electrical stimulation unit supplies that were not provided or were not medically necessary.
To resolve the allegations under the federal and state False Claims Acts, Med Tech and Macre have agreed to pay $467,090 to reimburse the Medicaid program, which covers conduct that took place from Jan. 1, 2011 through June 1, 2017.
“Medical equipment suppliers must bill Medicaid accurately,” Durham said. “We will continue to work with our federal and state partners to protect the integrity of all federal healthcare programs.”
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