A Houston medical facility was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in a Travis County District Court.
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation says EME International, owned by Christine Caldwell of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was convicted of a 3rd degree felony. Her facility billed Texas Mutual Insurance Co. for two- to four-hour Functional Capacity Evaluation exams that did not take two to four hours to perform.
The fraudulent billing happened between April 28, 2014, to March 17, 2016, according to the DWC.
The DWC prosecution unit obtained the indictment against the company.
Members of DWC’s prosecution unit are embedded in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and are paid by DWC to fight fraud across Texas.
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