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East Coast Stepping Stones, Inc., A Jacksonville-Based Provider For Children With Autism, Pays The United States $360,000 To Settle Allegations Of Fraud

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced today that East Coast Stepping Stones, Inc. ("ECSS") has paid the United States $360,000 to resolve a False Claims Act allegation that it submitted false claims to the TRI CARE program for therapy services for children with autism. ECSS is a Jacksonville-based provider of intensive behavioral treatment to children with autism, known as Applied Behavioral Analysis ("ABA") therapy. TRICARE is the federal health insurance program for active and retiredmilitary members and their families.