Report: Illinois’ home health care industry rife with fraud, tainted by unscrupulous physicians 

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From the Chicago Tribune news report: …For adults hobbled by disability or disease who want to stay out of nursing homes or hospitals, home health care services can be a godsend. For criminals who want to tap into federal Medicare dollars, it can represent a loosely guarded bank vault. A Tribune investigation reveals that Illinois […]

US — Owner of Home Health Agency Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Involvement in $13 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy 

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From the Department of Justice media release: According to the evidence presented at trial, from February 2006 through June 2015, Neba and others conspired to defraud Medicare by submitting over $10 million in false and fraudulent claims for home health services to Medicare through Fiango Home Healthcare Inc., owned by Neba and her husband, Ebong […]

U.S. — Why can’t the state stop this blacklisted medical van company? 

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From the Fox News 2 article: …But Med Express owner Nathan Rabah still owes the state more than $1.7 million from previous fraudulent Medi-Cal claims, and the state has been unable to collect for years. Rabah billed the state for more than $3.6 million in Medi-Cal claims between 2010 and 2015, according DHCS. But according […]

Healthcare fraud is costing country 

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From the Sowetan news article: …This is according to the latest finding of The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS). Executive manager of SAFPS Manie van Schalkwyk said both consumers and the healthcare sector can help in the fight against medical aid and other healthcare fraud. He said at least 7% of medical aid claims […]

Medicaid anti-fraud efforts recovered $25 million from SNFs in 2015 

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From the McKnight’s  news article: Federal authorities recovered roughly $25 million from skilled nursing facilities during criminal and civil investigations in fiscal year 2015, a new report from the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General shows. The OIG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Units annual report for FY 2015, which was published Wednesday, […]

U.S. — Home Health Owner Admits Role in $4 Million Fraud 

From the news item: The former owner and operator of a home health agency in the Detroit area has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded the government of $4 million in Medicare payments. Sentencing for 49-year-old Naseem Minhas is scheduled for Sept. 6, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Minhas was […]

U.S. — Feds charge Middletown woman with health care fraud for 3rd time 

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From the Pennline news item: …China Scott, 45, was providing home care to a disabled person through Cool Waters, a Dauphin County-based agency. She didn’t tell her employer that, because of her other convictions, her services were ineligible for federal health care reimbursements, Smith said. The new charge, filed in U.S. Middle District court, resulted […]