Home Health Owner Sentenced 10 Years for $40M Fraud Scheme

An owner of a Dallas-area home health agency was sentenced 10 years in federal prison for defrauding Medicare, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Cyprian Akamnonu, 64, of Cedar Hill, Texas, was ordered to pay $25,466,779 in restitution, following his guilty plea in October 2012 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care […]

Miami Fraudsters Plead Guilty in $48 Million Home Health Care Scheme

Two employees of a Miami home health care company pleaded guilty on Tuesday for their roles in a $48 million home health Medicare fraud scheme, the Justice Department announced. Elizabeth Monteagudo and Cristobal Gonzalez, both of Miami, worked as patient recruiters for Caring Nurse Home Health Care Corp., according to court documents. Gonzalez also worked […]

Mobile Doctors CEO Arrested for Home Healthcare Fraud

The CEO of Mobile Doctors, a company that manages physicians who make house calls, and one of its Chicago-based physicians were arrested this week for their alleged roles in a health care fraud scheme amounting to millions of dollars bilked from Medicare.  The charges allege that the company, which is based in Chicago and makes […]

DME Owner Receives Two-Year Sentence for Medicare Scheme

 The owner and operator of a Los Angeles durable medical equipment (DME) supply company was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for conspiring to submit nearly $1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In April, Tigran Aklyan, 37, of Van Nuys, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy […]

Miami Home Health Owners Plead Guilty in $8 Million Fraud Scheme

The owners of a former Miami-based health clinic pleaded guilty this week to charges in an $8 million home health care fraud scheme. They will face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for their roles in the operation.  Miami residents Miguel Jimenez, 43, and Marina Sanchez Pajon, 29 pleaded guilty in the Southern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]