Three Sentenced in $50 Million Home Health Fraud

Two physicians and a registered nurse in Louisiana were sentenced Dec. 16 for their participation in a scheme defrauding Medicare out of more than $50 million. Barbara Smith, a 67-year old doctor from Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced to 80 months in jail and ordered to pay $9.5 million, The Times-Picayune reported. Roy Berkowitz, a 69-year-old […]

Fraudsters Plead Guilty in $56 Million Medicare Home Health Scheme

The “mastermind” behind a Medicare fraud scheme and an accomplice pleaded guilty this week to their participation in the fraud, which involved the use of health agencies to bilk the government out of $56 million.  Under the scheme, Mark Morad of Slidell, Louisana and Dr. Divini Lucciono of Kenner, Louisiana, allegedly worked together through multiple […]