Southern California Ambulance Company Employee Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Aharon Aron Krkasharyan, a former employee of a Southern California ambulance company, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud related to $1.1 million in fraudulent Medicaire claims. 

Read more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-employee-southern-california-ambulance-company-sentenced-prison-role-medicare-fraud

Posted on April 23, 2018 .

Ambulance Company to Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

On March 28, 2018, Medical Transport LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of ambulance services, agreed to pay $9 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for ambulance transports, the Justice Department announced. 

Read more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/ambulance-company-pay-9-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations 

Posted on April 2, 2018 .

Former Business Manager of Assisted Living Facility Indicted for Stealing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Elderly Victim

The business manager of a Morristown, New Jersey, assisted living facility has been charged with exploiting her position to steal approximately $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Read more here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/former-business-manager-assisted-living-facility-indicted-stealing-hundreds-thousands

Posted on March 28, 2018 .

Three Home Health Agency Owners Charged For Involvement In Health Care Fraud Scheme

Three Miami, Florida-area home health agency owners have been indicted for their alleged participation in a health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct home health agency in Miami.  The indictment alleges that from January of 2011 through November of 2014, the defendants were involved in a fraudulent scheme in which they agreed with the owners and operators of multiple home health therapy staffing companies and others to bill Medicare for services that were never provided, medically unnecessary, or not eligible for Medicare reimbursement. 

Read more here: http://brokernewswire.com/three-miami-based-home-health-agency-owners-charged-for-involvement-in-health-care-fraud-scheme/.

Posted on March 22, 2018 .

California Sober-Living Home Owner Convicted in $176M Scheme

The co-owner of a Southern California sober-living facility was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty in connection to a $175 million fraudulent billing scheme. 

Read more here: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-03-14/california-sober-living-home-owner-convicted-in-176m-scheme. 

 

Posted on March 19, 2018 .

Pennsylvania Hospital and Cardiology Group Agree to Pay $20.75 Million to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks and Improper Financial Relationships

UPMC Hamot, a hospital based in Erie, Pennsylvania and Medicor Associates Inc., a regional physician cardiology practice, have agreed to pay the government $20,750,000 to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they knowingly submitted claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs that violated the Anti‑Kickback Statute and the Physician Self‑Referral Law.   

Read more at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/pennsylvania-hospital-and-cardiology-group-agree-pay-2075-million-settle-allegations

Posted on March 15, 2018 .

Consequences for HIPAA violations don’t stop when a business closes

A receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. has agreed to pay $ 100,000 out of the receivership estate to the to settle potential HIPAA violations. Even closing the business didn't allow it to avoid fines and penalties. 

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https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/02/13/consequences-hipaa-violations-dont-stop-when-business-closes.html

Posted on February 14, 2018 .