TRICARE doesn't pay for filling out timesheets

Clinical psychologist David B. Hatfield Ph.D., CEO of Developmental Behavioral Health, Inc. in Colorado, agreed to repay more than $86,000 to settle allegations of billing TRICARE wrongly for administrative services, the Department of Justice announced. TRICARE is a health insurance program for the American military. Hatfield filed hundreds of claims in a five year-period for non-covered services including filling out timesheets, time spent for canceled appointments where no therapy occurred and time or money spent on supplies and food. "Healthcare providers can only bill the government for the healthcare services they provide," said U.S. attorney John Walsh in the announcement. "When they charge the government for money not owed to them, such as administrative services in this case, they can and will be held responsible for that conduct." Announcement

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