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Owner Sentenced in Million-Dollar Fraud Settlement Spanning Home Health Kickbacks

The owner of a health care business is facing a million-dollar civil settlement, prison time and 20-year Medicare and Medicaid exclusion after being convicted of felony charges relating to illegal kickbacks paid for patient referrals.  Babubhai Rathod is the ninth person to be convicted of charges in the case, which is the result of a […]

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False Audit Records Land Home Health Owner a Prison Sentence

The former owner of a Washington, D.C.-area home health agency was sentenced to eight months in prison for falsifying records in connection with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) audit.  Jeannette N. Awasum, 49, of Germantown, Maryland, pled guilty in April 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia […]

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Home Health Owner Pleads Guilty to $13.8 Million Fraud Charges

Detroit-area resident Javed Rehman pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a $13.8 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Rehman, 50, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Sometime around May 2009, according to court documents, Rehman purchased Quantum Home […]

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Home Health Agency Owner Charged for False Medicaid Claims

The owner and operator of a New Jersey home health aide agency was arrested last Friday for allegedly billing Medicaid for services her company had not rendered, the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced after executing multiple search warrants leading up to the arrest. Laurie Provost, the owner/operator of Home Care Solutions, was charged […]

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Dallas News: Home Health to Blame for County’s Medicare Spending

Due to its being “plagued” by allegations of fraud and abuse, home health care is largely to blame for Medicare spending in Dallas County being among the highest in the nation, says a Dallas News report.  Two separate accounts conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and more recently by the Medicare […]

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