Conn. Psychiatrist Anton Fry Reprimanded – knowingly billed Medicare for “telephone counseling”

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Hartford Courant

State Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors
KATE FARRISH
Conn. Health I-Team Writer
The state Medical Examining Board disciplined four doctors on Tuesday, including reprimanding and fining a prominent Norwalk plastic surgeon $2,500 for failing to keep adequate medical records.

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Psychiatrist Anton Fry

The board also reprimanded a Danbury psychiatrist in connection with false Medicare claims he made between 2009 and 2015, according to a consent order with Dr. Anton Fry. The consent order said that Fry knowingly submitted bills for Medicare reimbursement for non-reimbursable telephone counseling and paid $18,000 to the federal government to settle the U.S. Department of Justice case against him. DPH Staff Attorney David Tilles told the board this was not a case of fraud.

In 2016, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced that Fry and his mental health practice, CPC Associates of Danbury, were paying a total of $36,704 to settle allegations that they violated the U.S. False Claims Act.

While admitting no wrongdoing, Fry chose not to contest the charges against him when he agreed to the consent order with the medical board.

Conn. Psychiatrist Anton Fry