Under terms of the settlement, WHC and the company’s CEO Scott Gretz will pay a total of $361,013.77, while former WHC physician Dr. Gary Blick will pay $289,816.23. The grand total of the settlement is $650,830.
WHC, Gretz and Blick were accused of intentionally misidentifying massage therapy as physical therapy and other office services in claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid between 2007 and 2015. Massage therapists are not recognized by Medicare as providers, while Connecticut law prohibits massage therapists from providing physical therapy services.
WHC and Gretz will pay $361,013.77 and Blick will pay $289,816.23.