Insurance company claims $7 million in damages from alleged overbilling

GUELPH, Ont. – Co-operators Group Ltd. is seeking $7 million in damages from five companies that the insurance company alleges submitted invoices for medical assessments, treatments and assistive devices that were unnecessary or never provided.

The company filed its claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice after more than a year of investigation.

The defendants named in the suit are 2171713 Ontario Inc., Century Diagnostic & Assessment Centre Inc., Fairview Assessment Centre Inc., M.D. Consult Inc. and Pacific Assessment Centre Inc.

The Co-operators says it has implemented new procedures and practices to detect fraudulent activity during the claims process and has also expanded its investigations unit.