4 Charged in $87M Home Health Care Scheme

Federal investigators had a busy month of October shining a light on major fraud schemes throughout the home health industry — and November appears to be more of the same. A federal jury on Friday found a patient recruiter guilty for her role in a scheme involving roughly $1.1 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for […]

Fraud Watch: Texas Home Health Owners Sentenced

Owner of Multiple Home Health Agencies Sentenced for Fraud The owner of multiple home health care companies and a doctor were sentenced for their roles in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced on August 18. Myrna S. Parcon, 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, […]

Houston Home Health Owner Sentenced to 40 Years for Fraud

The owner of a small chain of home health care agencies near Houston has been sentenced to decades behind bars for bilking Medicaid and Medicare out of millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas this month ordered Godwin Oriakhi, 61, to spend 40 years in federal prison for running a […]

Must-Read News: CMS Proposes Canceling Mandatory Bundles

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Are you stepping outdoors today to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse? Some of our team will be viewing the astrological affair from the rooftop of a local grocery store. Not to over-hype the event, but Bonnie Tyler will reportedly be singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the […]

Home Health Agency Owner Gets 75 Years for Fraud

An owner of a Texas-based home health care agency has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for her role in a $13 million fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced. Four others have pleaded guilty in the fraudulent scheme. Marie Neba, 53, of Sugarland, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon of […]

Home Health Owners Convicted in $13 Million Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Houston, Texas-based home health agency has been convicted by a federal jury for her role in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme. Marie Neba, 52, of Sugarland, Texas, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, three counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to […]

Home Health Agency to Pay $1.8 Million For Kickback Scheme

A home health care agency based in Kansas City, Kansas, and its owner have agreed to pay $1.8 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. Reginald King, owner and operator of Best Choice Home Health Care Agency Inc., was alleged to have had a part in paying kickbacks for referrals of […]

Home Health Execs Sentenced In $34 Million Fraud

The owner and medical director from an in-home health provider located in New Orleans were sentenced to prison this week for a $34 million Medicare fraud scheme they took part in. Elaine Davis, 60, was the owner of Christian Home Health, Inc. and was sentenced to 96 months in prison, and medical director Dr. Pramela […]

Investor Lawsuit Against Amedisys Moving Forward

A class action lawsuit against Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has been allowed to proceed, in part, under a ruling by U.S. District Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of Louisiana. The suit alleges Amedisys and seven current or former members of Amedisys’s senior management defrauded investors by concealing a Medicare fraud scheme. The particular rule named […]

Editor’s Picks: New Bundled Payment Model

Hold on to your hats, folks! The winds of new regulations are blowing in fast. This week was all about new regulations, as we clue in our readers to the newest bundled payment initiative coming down the pipe from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At the same time, home health industry groups were […]