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Two San Diego physical therapy clinics and their owners have paid $450,000 to resolve allegations that they fraudulently billed TRICARE for medical services that were supposedly performed by qualified medical doctors, but were actually provided by unqualified and unauthorized employees.

South Bay Physical Medicine, Inc. and Direct Health Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a San Diego Spine and Rehabilitation were physical therapy clinics.  Brett Allan, Sr., Brett Allan, Jr. and Jeff Allan owned the clinics.

“The United States Attorney’s Office works hard to safeguard the integrity of the TRICARE program and the safety of our soldiers and their family members,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer.  “Health care fraud hurts the entire health care system, from taxpayers down to honest providers and innocent patients. We are committed to using all available remedies, both civil and criminal, to combat health care fraud.”

The Government’s resolution of this matter illustrates its emphasis on combating health care fraud. One of the most powerful tools in this effort is the False Claims Act. Tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, and abuse can be reported at

This matter was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dylan M. Aste of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and the Defense Health Agency Program Integrity Office.