February 25, 2014
Concord Doctor Pleads Guilty for Role in $27 Million Home Health Care Scam
The former medical director of a Waltham-based home health agency pleaded guilty today for his role in a home health fraud scheme which cost Medicare over $27 million. Dr. Spencer Wilking, 65, of Concord, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to health care fraud. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20, 2014. The statutory maximum penalty for the crime is 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross loss to the Medicare program or twice the gross gain to Wilking (whichever is greater), restitution to Medicare, forfeiture of any proceeds of the offense, and exclusion from the Medicare program.