Psychologist Julian B. Metter surrenders his license for Medicare fraud, other violations
July 29, 2009
Julian B. Metter, Ph.D. surrendered his license to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. On or about June 25, 2009, Metter pleaded guilty to one felony count of Medicare billing fraud, having billed for services reported as delivered at a time when he was not actually in the area where the services were reported as delivered. Additionally, Metter displayed “gross incompetence, negligence or misconduct,” committed “immoral or unprofessional conduct,” engaged in improper dual relationships with clients (the state’s document says that he allowed a client family “to use the energy bed, shower and hot tub” at his home) and provided services outside the scope of his license and the boundaries of his competence, education and training (including carbon dioxide therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Swedish massage and a long list of other therapies outside the scope of the practice of psychology).
(Consent Agreement and Order, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Julian B. Metter, Ph.D., Docket No. 1404-63-09, File No. 06-63-08200, 08-63-01170 and 08-63-10481, July 29, 2009.)
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