Fraud Watch: Diaper Money Laundering Duo Sentenced

Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Miami Scheme A mother and daughter who “secretly” co-owned and operated seven home health care agencies in the Miami area were each sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for their roles in a $20 million Medicare fraud conspiracy, according to the Justice Department. The duo […]

Amedisys Settles with Investors for $43.8 Million

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), one of the nation’s largest home health care providers, agreed to pay investors $43.75 million to settle a class action lawsuit in an agreement reached on June 12, 2017, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Amedisys investors filed a class action lawsuit after claiming company executives covered up a […]

Agency Owner Sentenced in $400 Million Home Health Fraud

The owner of a home health agency in Dallas has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the nation’s largest home health care fraud scheme in history—a nearly $400 million scam, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Wilbert James Veasey, Jr., 65, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison and ordered to pay […]

Former CareCentrix Employee Continues Fight in Data Breach

In an ongoing battle of a data beach of information on up to 2,000 employees at CareCentrix, one employee whose information was compromised has fought back against the company’s attempt to dismiss the case. In March 2016, CareCentrix admitted to its current and former employees that 2015 IRS statements had been hacked by an unauthorized […]

Monday Briefing: Agency Sues ZPIC, Tom Price

Happy Monday! Are you ready for Tax Day tomorrow? To keep your mind off your federal and state obligations, catch up on our top stories from last week with your Monday Briefing. Keep reading to see what’s happening around the Internet. An Illinois-based home health care provider, MedPro Health Providers, LLC, is fighting back against […]

Agency Sues ZPIC and Price, Seeks Class Action Status

Just before Thanksgiving in 2016, Rizaldy Villasenor got some unexpected news that would impact his home health care business and cause him to lay off employees and discharge many of the company’s patients. A Medicare subcontractor slapped the Chicago-based agency, MedPro Health Providers, LLC, with an audit and determined improper payments had been made. That subcontractor, AdvanceMed, […]

Addus Asks Judge to Dismiss Whistleblower Lawsuit

After being slammed with accusations of fraud under the False Claims Act in a whistleblower case, Addus Homecare (Nasaq: ADUS) has filed another motion to dismiss the case. In early February, a judge ruled that the case, which alleges that Addus engaged in several fraud schemes involving Medicare home health patients, could move forward after […]

Home Health Aides Gambled, Vacationed Instead of Providing Services

A group of St. Louis-based home health aides are accused of falsifying Medicaid timesheets for personal care services when they were actually gambling, vacationing or performing work elsewhere, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). In total, six home health care workers and patients were charged with making false statements. “Home health care is not only […]

Home Health Fraudsters Hid $2.4 Million in Diapers

Co-owners and operators of seven home health care agencies in Miami-Dade County, Florida, plead guilty to fraud charges for their roles in a home health scheme totaling $20 million. Miami mother/daughter duo Mildrey Gonzalez and Milka Alfaro were discovered when they were traveling back to Miami from the Dominican Republic with more than $2.4 million […]