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Detroit Home Health Agency Founder Pleads Guilty to $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The founder of three Detroit-area home health agencies has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million home health care fraud scheme involving kickbacks, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week.  Tayyab Aziz, 45, of Homer Glen, Ill., pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Michigan to one count […]

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Federal Report Presses Medicare for Stronger Anti-Fraud Reforms

While Medicare fraud isn’t specific to any one sector of healthcare, it can be a blemish on industries like home health, which ultimately suffer due to a few bad actors. However, implementing several key integrity reform measures can help strengthen federal payers like Medicare from further abusive practices, according to a recent report from the […]

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Michigan Home Health Owner Pleads Guilty to $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former owner and manager of two Detroit-area home health care agencies pleaded guilty last week in federal court for his role in a Medicare fraud conspiracy that bilked $22 billion from the federal program. Usman Butt, 40, of Shelby Township, Mich., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman in the Eastern District […]

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Detroit Home Health Owners Convicted in $29 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Detroit last week convicted two individuals who owned and operated a network of home health care companies, along with the operator of an adult day care center, for their participation in a $29 million Medicare fraud scheme. Evidence at trial established that Abdul Malik Al-Jumail, 54, and his daughter, Jamella Al-Jumail, […]

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Miami Home Care Agency Owner Arrested for $8 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

The owner of a Miami home health care agency has been arrested in connection with an $8 million health care fraud scheme involving kickbacks, according to FBI reports.  Orelvis Olivera, 45, of Miami, was charged earlier this week with conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and paying […]

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