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Miami Woman Gets 6 Years For $6.5 Million Home Health Fraud Scheme

The owner and operator of a Miami, Fla., home health care company was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday for her alleged participation in a $6.5 million Medicare fraud scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.  Cruz Sonia Collado, 64, was an owner and operator of the now-defunct home health care […]

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Home Care Fraud Allegations Call for More Internal Oversight Among Providers

Several home care fraud developments in New York, Rhode Island and Louisiana have led the National Assoication for Home Care and Hospice to recommend that providers “re-double” their internal efforts against fraud.  The association points to findings from the National Council on Medicare Home Care, a NAHC affiliate, that show Medicare fraud activity in areas […]

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Miami Home Health Owner Sentenced In $6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A co-owner of Professional Medical Home Health LLC has been sentenced to serve nearly six years in prison and ordered to pay $6.2 million in restitution for her participation in a health care fraud scheme involving the now defunct home health care company. Annarella Garcia, 44, of Hialeah, Fla. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health […]

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NY Times: Health Care Fraud Proves Elusive for Medicare

Fraud has long blighted federal healthcare programs, but even as the government recovers billions of dollars from fraudsters each year, waste and abuse activity continues to elude authorities, reports The New York Times in a recent article.  Despite the Obama Administration’s war on health care fraud and the slew of task forces and outside contractors […]

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Investigators Dismantle $60 Million Home Health, Pharmacy Fraud Ring

Federal investigators announced Friday the take down of a massive health care fraud scheme that involved more than $60 million of improper billing to Medicare and Medicaid and the convictions of 39 defendants in Michigan. Propagated by ringleader Babubhai Patel, 51, of Canton, Mich., the scheme involved 26 pharmacies, nine doctors and several home health […]

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