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 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 […]

Another Home Health Operator Guilty in $40 Million Fraud Scheme

The owner of a home health agency in Dallas pleaded guilty for alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes that resulted in more that $40 million in fraudulent home health services, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. The scheme involved multiple people who were charged last year as part of a nationwide sweep by the Medicare […]

Feds Target Home Health in Historic, $900 Million Fraud Bust

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has engaged in a three-day execution of the largest fraudulent billings takedown—that includes home health agencies—in the group’s history. Approximately 300 people were charged across 36 federal districts for their alleged participation in a variety of schemes that involved more than $900 million in fraudulent health care billings, according to […]

No Witness Needed for Conviction in $9.5 Million Hospice Fraud

The federal government upheld a conviction for one hospice nursing staffer who was part of a $9.5 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved overbilling for hospice services. Seven defendants were convicted earlier this year in the case against Passages Hospice, a now-closed Illinois hospice provider, for a scheme that included falsifying patient records to bilk […]