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 […]

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 […]

Alabama Home Health Provider Agrees to Pay Fraud Settlement

Techota, LLC has agreed to pay $150,000 in a federal lawsuit that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently billing Medicare for unnecessary services.  The lawsuit stems from allegations that Techota made false claims for payments to Medicare for home health services that were not medically reasonable or necessary, or were not provided under […]