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Miami Home Health Fraud Scheme Nets 10 Arrests

The owner of a former Miami home health agency as well as nine additional participants have been indicted for their roles in a Medicare fraud scheme that allegedly bilked the federal government out of $12.5 million.  The defendants, including former owner of Marcialed and Sacred Health, Vicente Diaz, were indicted on 59 counts from health care […]

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Detroit Home Health Care Worker Sentenced for Role in $5.8 Million Fraud

On the heels of recent home health care-related fraud developments sprouting up nationwide, a new $5.8 million Medicare scheme has landed a prison sentence for an office manager of a Detroit-area home care agency. Nabila Mahbub, 28, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan to serve 46 months in […]

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Home Health Fraud Heats Up in Three States

Recent Medicaid home health fraud developments have been centralized to three specific states in the last few weeks, according to The National Council on Medicaid Home Care (NCMHC). An affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the National Council on Medicaid Home Care finds various home health fraud incidents occurring in […]

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Michigan Doctor Pleads Guilty in $7 Million Home Health Scheme

A Detroit-area doctor this week pleaded guilty for her role in a home health fraud scheme that bilked Medicare out of more than $7 million.  The doctor, Adelina Herrero of Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  From April 2010 to April 2013, Herraro and others agreed […]

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Home Health Aides Account for 26% of Medicaid Criminal Convictions

Home health care aides notched the highest percentage of criminal convictions in cases brought by State Medicaid Fraud Control Units last year, most commonly involving fraud.  Medicaid’s fraud units recovered nearly $2.5 billion in criminal and civil investigations in fiscal year 2013, according to the Annual Report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the […]

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