June 3, 2013
Doctor Convicted In Kickback Scheme Involving A Philadelphia Hospice
A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against Eugene Goldman, M.D., 55, of Philadelphia, on one count of conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute and four counts of violating the anti-kickback statute in relation to his role in a kickback scheme arising from his employment as the Medical Director at Home Care Hospice Inc. (HCH). U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno scheduled a sentencing hearing for September 9, 2013.
April 17, 2013
Owner of Brotherly Love Ambulance Pleads Guilty To $2 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
Feda Kuran, 37, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to a health care fraud scheme that involved billing Medicare for ambulance services that were not medically necessary, that were not actually provided, or that were induced by illegal kickbacks. During this health care fraud scheme, the defendant also gave and received illegal kickbacks. As a result, the Medicare program paid more than $2,015,712 for the fraudulent bills.
April 10, 2013
Seven Charged In Health Care Fraud Scheme - Medicare Billed $3.6 Million for Unnecessary Ambulance Rides
An indictment was unsealed today charging Penn Choice Ambulance Inc., operating from Philadelphia, PA, Huntington Valley, PA and Camp Hill, PA, its owner, Anna Mudrova, and operators Yury Gerasyuk, Mikhail Vasserman, Irina Vasserman, Aleksandr Vasserman, Valeriy Davydchik, and Khusen Akhmedov, with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
April 3, 2013
St. Luke's University Health Network Agrees to Pay Government $1,029,791 to Resolve Alleged Improper Medicare Claims
St. Luke's University Health Network has agreed to pay the United States $1,029,791 to resolve allegations that it erroneously submitted improper claims to the Medicare program. St. Luke's University Health Network owns and operates St. Luke's Hospital of Bethlehem, St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital, and St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital.
Easton Hospital has agreed to pay the United States $454,866 to resolve allegations that it submitted improper claims to the Medicare program. Easton Hospital is a subsidiary of Community Health Systems and is located in Easton, Pennsylvania.
October 31, 2012
Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
Brian Racey, 42, of North Wales, PA, was a territory manager for Orthofix, Inc. and has admitted to submitting $250,000 in fraudulent claims.