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Home Health Fraudster Loses House, Gets 7-Year Sentence

A Massachusetts home nursing agency owner was recently sentenced to 92 months in prison for fraudulently billing millions of dollars of services to Medicare and then laundering the proceeds.  Michael Galatis, 63, of Natick, Mass. was sentenced by the District of Massachusetts to 92 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to […]

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Feds Track Down Accused Fraudsters in $2.4 Million Home Health Scheme

Three individuals have been arrested for more than $2.4 million in Medicare and Medicaid fraud involving home health-related kickbacks and bribes, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. One of the accused was detained in Colombia, the federal authorities announced. The defendants — Daniel Ronchetta, M.D., chiropractic physician assistant […]

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Physical Therapist Targeted Adult Day Center in $1.6 Million Home Health Fraud

A federal jury in Detroit convicted a physical therapist and a patient recruiter for their involvement in a home health care fraud scheme that bilked $1.6 million from the Medicare program, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Physical therapist Rajan Patel, 30, of Clinton Township, Michigan, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to […]

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CMS Reveals Details of Home Health Standardized Assessments

In efforts to foster greater care coordination between various health care providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed Wednesday new details on how it will measure the quality performance of home health care agencies through the collection of standardized data assessments. During an Open Door Forum Wednesday afternoon, CMS outlined certain standardized […]

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Docs, Wives to Pay $1 Million Over Home Health Kickback Claims

Two South Florida physicians and their wives have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle charges that they accepted kickbacks from a home health agency, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The home health provider had tried to disguise the payments by saying they were for marketing services providing by the physicians’ wives, according to […]

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