Bridges of Maine to pay $99,100 settlement for improper MaineCare billing

Posted July 10, 2013, at 3:36 p.m.
Last modified July 12, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Bridges of Maine, an organization that provides services to children and adults with disabilities, has agreed to pay $99,100 to settle claims involving improper billing to MaineCare.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said the settlement is for services rendered by an excluded provider.

A civil complaint was filed alleging the for-profit organization, which has offices in Gray and Waterboro, violated the federal False Claims Act from June 2007 through June 2008 by inappropriately billing MaineCare for services rendered by a former licensed social worker who was previously excluded in participation for all federal health care programs.

Bridges of Maine was not entitled to bill or receive payment for such services. Delahanty said the organization cooperated fully with the investigation.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story incorrectly called Bridges for Maine, a for-profit organization, a nonprofit.

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