United States ex rel. Martino-Fleming v. South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc. ($4 million)

Mental Health Services Medicaid Fraud

We represented Christine Martino-Fleming, a former employee of South Bay Mental Health, which operates mental health clinics throughout Massachusetts. In 2018, South Bay paid $4 million to resolve allegations that it fraudulently billed the state’s Medicaid Program, known as MassHealth, for mental health care services provided to patients by unlicensed, unqualified, and unsupervised staff members at clinics across the state. Ms. Martino-Fleming received a relator share of $700,000 from that settlement. In 2021, South Bay’s owners paid an additional $25 million to resolve their liability in the case. For more information, see our press release.