Williamsburg Physical Therapy, P.C. and Euro Physical Therapy, P.C. have agreed to pay the United States and the State of New York $4 million to resolve civil allegations that they falsely billed Medicare, Medicaid, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Program (FECA) and the Federal Employees’ Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) for physical therapy services from 2008 to 2018. The settlement also resolves claims against the owners of the two physical therapy practices, Alex Klurfeld and Diana Klurfeld, and First Plus Services, Inc., a management company associated with the practices.
Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent-in-Charge, United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General (USPIS-OIG); Michael Mikulka, Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, New York Regional Office (DOL-OIG); and Norbert E. Vint, Deputy Inspector General Performing the Duties of the Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management (OPM OIG), announced the settlement. Mr. DuCharme thanked the Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services and Office of the New York State Attorney General for their assistance in the investigation.
“This settlement sends a clear message that the government is dedicated to protecting the rights of patients and ridding corruption from federal benefit programs. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their commitment and efforts in this investigation. The USPS OIG will continue to vigorously investigate those who engage in activities to defraud federal benefit programs and the U.S. Postal Service,” stated USPIS-OIG Special Agent-in-Charge Modafferi.