Medical billing company settles false claims allegations

Birmingham, Ala.-based medical billing company Amvik has agreed to pay $153,300 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Connecticut Medicaid program for applied behavior analysis services. 

Amvik uses proprietary software to perform billing, claims and collections services for healthcare providers throughout the U.S., according to a Jan. 13 Justice Department news release. In 2018, Bridgeport, Conn.-based Helping Hands Academy contracted Amvik to handle applied behavior analysis service claims. Amvik allegedly identified the incorrect board certified behavior analyst as the rendering provider on the claims. This caused the state's Medicaid program to pay claims that it otherwise wouldn't have. 

The false claims were allegedly submitted between Oct. 3, 2019 and Oct. 1, 2020, according to the release. 

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