United States Accused UHS of Operating Non-Therapeutic Facility; Case Settled for $6.85 million

The United States intervened in this false claims whistleblower lawsuit brought by three former therapists. The United States alleged that “Defendants presented or caused the presentation of claims to DMAS that falsely or fraudulently claimed payment for residential treatment facility room and board at KMYC, when in fact juvenile detention facility room and board was provided,” and that its claims “named an ‘attending physican, and fraudulently made it appear that treatment and treatment planning was provided under the direction of a licensed psychiatrist when, in fact, neither active treatment nor physician supervision was provided.” The lawsuit was settled for $6.85 million in March 2012.