The owner of a Brighton Center physical-therapy concern and three of her employees face federal charges that they billed an insurance company for services that car-crash victims either didn't need or never actually got.
Gyulnara Bayryshova, 55, of Brighton, owner of Brighton Physical Therapy, 320 Washington St. and Slava Pride, 41, of West Roxbury, Anna Barenboym, 45, of Wayland and Raya Bagardi, 36, of Brighton, were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and health care fraud, eight counts of mail fraud and one count of health care fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Barenboym, Pride, and Bagardi were also charged with three counts of making false statements in connection with a health care benefit program
The feds charge that between 2018 and June, 2020:
Defendants falsely billed for services purportedly rendered to patients injured in automobile accidents when the services were not actually provided. In addition, some of the services for which the defendants sought reimbursement were not provided by licensed physical therapists. It is further alleged that BPT paid patients for referrals, referred patients to attorneys to assist with patients’ insurance settlements, and accepted kickbacks from those attorneys in return.