Thereafter, treatment centers can receive a person per session.
Each person in an IOP is worth roughly 0 per month in reimbursements for group and individual therapies to a center, a former treatment center official said. If a treatment center pays a recovery house for clients, both the center and house are in violation of federal statutes that say it’s a crime to receive or solicit money in exchange for referring anyone for services reimbursable by Medicaid. Also, it’s a violation of Medicaid rules for recovery houses to decide which treatment centers its residents must attend without offering them a choice, said Joseph Trautwein, a former assistant U. Attorney in Philadelphia with expertise in health-care fraud who is now a whistle-blower lawyer in private practice.
at 1609 Poplar Street, and Sobriety Through Out Patient Inc. Broad Street — in exchange for sending residents of her recovery houses to the centers.
Three people who have lived in recovery houses run by Renee Payton's Women Walking in Victory & Empowered Men agency say that she has received money from two drug treatment centers in exchange for sending residents there.
On the other end, a recovery-house operator can get paid 0 a month or more for placing an addicted person in an IOP, said people familiar with the "pimping out" process. Despite her denials, Payton has been engaged in pimping out addicts — also called "patient brokering" — for years, say three people who have lived in Payton’s houses.
Payton said she’s never even heard of the practice. They contend that Payton has received money from two drug treatment centers — Southwest Nu Stop Inc.
People talk about their weekends, how they've hurt others with their drug usage, what foods they've eaten.
Attendance is taken, and the centers can then bill for anyone who has an address. People who have worked in treatment centers say the facilities can be reimbursed as much as 0 for a client's first visit.
Stripped of basic rights, addicts are told by the people who run their boarding houses — called recovery houses — what facility to attend, when to go, and for how long.
In exchange for herding people into centers, recovery-house operators pocket illegal, under-the-table payments – ranging from 0 to 0 per person monthly – that keep them in business.
The centers, in turn, bill the government for a piece of the 0 million in Medicaid and state money disbursed in 2016 by a nonprofit contracted by the city to combat addiction and mental health issues.
Attendance is taken, and the centers can then bill for anyone who has an address. There are about 215 licensed treatment centers throughout the city.
They serve around 120,000 people with mental health and drug problems, said Joan Erney, the CEO of Community Behavioral Health, a nonprofit that contracts with the city to disburse federal Medicaid and state money to the centers.