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Miami Woman Bilks Medicare Out of $74 Million in Home Health Fraud Scheme

A Miami resident who owned a home health care company and was the administrator of another pleaded guilty for her involvement in a $74 million Medicare fraud scheme. Elsa Ruiz, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke to one count of conspiracy to commit heath care fraud. According to court documents, Ruiz […]

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Couple Arrested in $800,000 Home Health Fraud Scheme

An Illinois couple has been arrested and charged with several counts of health care fraud after allegedly bilking Medicare for more than $800,000 and paying kickbacks for referrals of Medicare patients.  John Yousefzai and Armanouhi Arzomanian owned and operated Medicose Home Health Care Service, Inc., which employed physicians and provided in-home medical services to patients.  […]

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Miami Patient Recruiters Plead Guilty in $20 Million Home Health Fraud

Four patient recruiters have pleaded guilty for their participation in a home health fraud scheme that bilked the federal government out of an estimated $20 million in Medicare dollars.  The four recruiters, Estrella Perez, Solchys Perez, Abigail Aguila and Monica Macias pleaded guilty last week to various charges including conspiracy to defraud the United States, for […]

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New Online Roadmap Addresses Elder Abuse

A new online resource aims to tackle challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution. Elder abuse is an emerging health, justice, financial and social crisis, says The Department of Justice (DOJ). One in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse or neglect, and people with dementia are at higher risk for abuse, […]

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Detroit Doctor Pleads Guilty in $7 Million Home Health Care Fraud

A Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty last week for his role in a $7 million home health care fraud scheme involving fraudulent documentation provided to several home health agencies in the metro area, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Walayat Khan, 66, of Ypsilanti, Michigan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit […]

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