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3 charged in $1 billion scheme to defraud Medicare in Florida, DOJ dubs biggest ever

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The owner of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a hospital administrator and a physician’s assistant were charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and healthcare fraud in connection with a $1 billion scheme involving numerous Miami-based providers, the United States Department of Justice announced. 83 more words

Feds bust 3 healthcare kingpins for $1 billion Medicare scam in Florida

One of the state’s wealthiest healthcare operators was arrested Friday at his Miami Beach waterfront estate on charges of orchestrating the nation’s biggest Medicare fraud scheme — $1 billion.

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DOJ Bust $1B Medicare Fraud Scheme, Biggest So Far

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Three people are under arrest, charged in a $1 billion medicare fraud and money laundering scheme.

“This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell in a statement released Friday. 292 more words

News

Ophthalmologist Agrees to Pay $55,000

BOSTON – United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced that Martin E. Cutler, M.D., an ophthalmologist with offices in Woburn and Gloucester, and his company, Martin E. 195 more words

Latest Penalties​ Including Excluded Individual

On June 24, 2016, Simpson Chiropractic (Simpson), Oklahoma, entered into a $31,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Simpson employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. 40 more words

Healthcare Exclusion Screening: It's Not Just for Hospitals- What About Registered Nurses?

Ann Anyanwu, 53, of Harris County, Texas, was convicted of three counts of a scheme to defraud Medicare following a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Alfred H. 192 more words

Healthcare Exclusion Screening: It's Not Just for Hospitals- What About Home Health Care Agencies?

A Springfield resident was sentenced July 13, 2106, to more than four years in prison for his role in a scheme that used bogus records and unqualified home health aides to defraud Medicare out of $7 million, U.S. 525 more words