HHS Report to Congress on Progress of
Report to Congress Fraud Prevention System, Second Implementation Year, June 2014.
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Medicare Fraud Strike Force charges 90 individuals for approximately $260 million in false billing
Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities has resulted in charges against 90 individuals, including 27 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $260 million in false billings.
Record-Breaking Recoveries Resulting From Joint HHS/DOJ Effort to Combat Health Care Fraud
Annual report shows that for every dollar spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $8.10.
Medicare Fraud strike force charges 89 individuals for approximately $223 million in false billing
Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announce a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities.
HHS would increase rewards for reporting fraud to nearly $10 million
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a proposed rule that would increase rewards paid to Medicare beneficiaries and others whose tips about suspected fraud lead to the successful recovery of funds to as high as $9.9 million.
June 24, 2014
Florida - Owner of Home Health Company Pleads Guilty to Role in $6.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
The owner and operator of Nestor's Health Services, Inc. (Nestor HH), a now-defunct Miami home health care agency, pleaded guilty today in connection with a $6.5 million health care fraud scheme. Cruz Sonia Collado, 64, of Homestead, Florida, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to offer and pay health care kickbacks and to defraud the United States, and to one count of offering and paying health care kickbacks.
June 19, 2014
Florida - Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $205 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
A former patient recruiter pleaded guilty today in Miami, Florida, for his role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme.
June 18, 2014
California - Three Defendants Sentenced To Prison In $3.2M Medicare Fraud Scheme
SAN FRANCISCO - Patrick Adebowale Sogbein, his wife, Adebola Adefunke Adebimpe, and Eduardo Abad were sentenced yesterday to prison terms of 144 months, 51 months, and 12 months and 1 day, respectively, for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag; David Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in San Francisco; and Glenn R. Ferry, the Special Agent in Charge for the Los Angeles Regional Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.
June 3, 2014
Texas - Vivian Yusuf was arrested at Houston International Airport after arriving on a flight from Nigeria.
In March 2011, Yusuf was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Investigators believe that Yusuf and her co-conspirators billed Medicare for more than $3.4 million for durable medical equipment (DME) that was neither medically necessary nor prescribed by a physician.