Physical Therapy Practice Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud and Sentenced to Jail

April 15, 2011 · Posted in Industry News, physical therapy, Reimbursement · Comment recently reported that a married couple, the owners and operators of Superior Physical Therapy in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, was sentenced to jail after being found guilty on charges of health care fraud.

Aaron Clark, the physical therapist at Superior Physical Therapy, admitted to felony health care fraud in a written plea agreement and will spend two years in federal prison with 3 years of supervised release. He has been ordered to pay $345,000 in restitution to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Medicare.

Michelle Clark, the biller who admitted to a misdemeanor count of theft from a health care benefit program, will spend 90 days in prison with a year of supervised release. She will also pay $345,000 in restitution.

The two were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, MI.