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Norwich therapists settle false claims case with payment

July 10, 2018

A mother and daughter who co-own a behavioral health practice in Norwich have agreed to pay 300,000 in settlement funds will be returned to the state’s Medicaid program.

The Settlement Agreement also requires Affinity, Longton and Zupka to implement a five-year compliance program that includes written policies, procedures and standards of conduct, a designated compliance officer, training and education, auditing, and corrective action plans, to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse occurring in the CMAP.

The investigation was conducted by the state’s Interagency Fraud Task Force, which was created in July 2013 to wage a coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute healthcare fraud directed at state healthcare and human service programs. The task force includes a number of Connecticut agencies and works with federal counterparts in the U. S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General - Office of Investigations. More information is available at www.fightfraud.ct.gov.

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