August 22, 2013
Hagerstown Pharmacist Sentenced To 30 Months in Prison for Health Care Fraud for Improperly Billing Medicare and Medicaid
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced David Russo, age 62, of Hagerstown, Maryland today to 30 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for health care fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid by billing for prescriptions that Russo knew were not written for a legitimate medical purpose.
July 29, 2013
Pharmacy Store Owner and Two Employees Charged With Health Care Fraud and Identity Theft
A federal grand jury has indicted Reddy Vijay Annappareddy, age 45, of Fallston, Maryland; Vipinkumar Patel (V. Patel), age 30, of Edgewood, Maryland; and Jigar Patel (J. Patel), age 27, of Columbia, Maryland, on charges of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare by submitting false claims for prescription refills. The indictment was returned on July 23, 2013, and unsealed on July 25, 2013, upon the arrest of the Patels and the execution of search warrants at six locations, including three pharmacies and a storage space. The Patels had detention hearings today in federal court in Baltimore and were released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services. No court appearance has been scheduled yet for Annappareddy.
April 23, 2013
Maryland Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud In Scheme Involving More Than $200,000 in False Medicaid Claims
Tina Jackson-White, the owner and president of Family Home Medical Equipment and Supplies, LLC, pled guilty to a federal charge of health care fraud stemming from a scheme in which the firm submitted and collected more than $200,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims.
February 7, 2013
Maryland’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center Agrees to Pay $4.9 Million for Medically Unnecessary Hospital Admissions
$4.6 million will go the United States, and $152,406 will go to the state of Maryland.