Crackdown on Sober Homes Nets Three

Three South Florida residents are the latest to be convicted in an ongoing crackdown against sober home fraud. Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that Ali Ahmed, 38, Hector Efrain Alvarez, 49, and Mauren Morel, 45, all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, pleaded guilty to one count […]

Clinical Lab Industry Ripe for Fraud and Abuse

A former account rep for a toxicology testing company in Texas is the latest to be sentenced for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that has become more common in recent years. Last month, Ivar Cantu was handed a 56-month sentence, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to […]

Medical Device Maker Settles False Claims Allegations, Agrees to Pay $12.5M

A New York-based medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle allegations it caused healthcare providers to submit false claims to federal healthcare programs relating to the use of two of its medical devices. AngioDynamics Inc. was accused of causing false claims to be submitted to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and other federal […]

Genetic testing latest scam targeting Tricare

The Tricare program is once again the target of fraudulent claims. The health insurance program for members of the U.S. military, their family and retired military, has been bilked millions of dollars for unnecessary genetic tests and drug screening, according to media reports. The latest alleged Tricare scam goes something like this: Labs set up […]

Home health agency owner 20-year sentence for Medicare fraud upheld

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a 20-year prison sentence for the owner of a Miami home healthcare business who was found guilty of Medicare fraud. Dora Moreira, the owner and operator of Anna Nursing Services Corp., was accused of bilking Medicare out of $7 million. The appellate court found that Moreira, who […]

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