Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found three speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Codes of Ethics (2010). Kenneth Allen Thisdale, of Grayson, Ga., by falsification of patient records to substantiate fraudulent billing and by the guilty plea related to fraudulent billing for services, violated: Principle I, Rule M: ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 76. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.19082014.76
The ASHA Leader, August 2014, Vol. 19, 76. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.19082014.76
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found three speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Codes of Ethics (2010).
Kenneth Allen Thisdale, of Grayson, Ga., by falsification of patient records to substantiate fraudulent billing and by the guilty plea related to fraudulent billing for services, violated:
Principle I, Rule M: Individuals shall adequately maintain and appropriately secure records of professional services rendered, research and scholarly activities conducted, and products dispensed, and they shall allow access to these records only when authorized or when required by law.
Principle I, Rule O: Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
Principle III, Rule D: Individuals shall not misrepresent research, diagnostic information, services rendered, results of services rendered, products dispensed, or the effects of products dispensed.
Principle III, Rule E: Individuals shall not defraud or engage in any scheme to defraud in connection with obtaining payment, reimbursement, or grants for services rendered, research conducted, or products dispensed.
Principle IV, Rule C: Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
The sanction is withholding of ASHA membership and certification for life, effective May 13, 2014.
Matthew R. Murray, of Rochester, N.Y., by submitting billing records and billing notes indicating that services had been rendered without the provision of such services, violated:
Principle I, Rule O: Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
Principle III, Rule D: Individuals shall not misrepresent research, diagnostic information, services rendered, results of services rendered, products dispensed, or the effects of products dispensed.
Principle III, Rule E: Individuals shall not defraud or engage in any scheme to defraud in connection with obtaining payment, reimbursement, or grants for services rendered, research conducted, or products dispensed.
Principle IV, Rule C: Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
The sanction is revocation of ASHA membership and certification for 24 months, effective May 14, 2014.
Lisa H. Phillips, of Kingsport, Tenn., by submitting billing grids, therapy notes, and invoices indicating services had been rendered without the provision of such services, violated:
Principle I, Rule O: Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
Principle III, Rule E: Individuals shall not defraud or engage in any scheme to defraud in connection with obtaining payment, reimbursement, or grants for services rendered, research conducted, or products dispensed.
Principle IV, Rule C: Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
The sanction is revocation of ASHA membership and certification for 60 months, effective May 16, 2014.
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