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Therapy Firm’s Appeal of Fraud Ruling Tossed for Late Filings

Aug. 5, 2022, 8:40 PM

Middle Georgia Family Rehab LLC and the occupational therapy company’s owner’s appeal of a False Claims Act ruling was dismissed for want of prosecution, according to an Eleventh Circuit order issued on Friday.

A federal district court ruled June 2 that the defendants were liable for nearly $10 million for improperly billing federal healthcare programs. The defendants’ appeal was docketed June 29.

The appeal must be dismissed because the defendants failed to file a transcript order and civil appeal statement form within the time fixed by the rules, the appeals court’s order said.

Counsel for the defendants has filed a ...