News Archive: 2012 | 2010
July 9, 2013
Federal Grand Jury Indictments: Andrews Woman Indicted for Health Care Fraud
Queen Edwards Nesmith, age 53, of Andrews, South Carolina, was charged in a two count Indictment with Health Care Fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1347, and Aggravated Identity Theft in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A. The maximum penalty for the Health Care Fraud is 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, and the Aggravated Identity Theft carries a mandatory two-year prison term.
May 16, 2013
$1.2 Million Settlement With Durable Medical Equipment Company, International Rehabilitative Sciences D/B/A RS Medical Resolves South Carolina False Claims Act Lawsuit
United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced that the government has reached a settlement with RS Medical for $1,214,665.00 to resolve claims that employees of RS Medical in South Carolina and Illinois submitted claims to Medicare for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Units, conductive garments for TENS Units, back braces, cervical traction systems, muscle stimulators, and custom-fit knee braces (collectively “the durable medical equipment”) that (1) lacked physician orders; (2) lacked the required supporting documentation; and/or (3) lacked medical necessity.
October 2, 2012
South Carolina-based Harmony Care Hospice Inc. and CEO/Owner Daniel Burton to Pay U.S. $1.286 Million
The United States alleged that Harmony and Burton knowingly submitted or caused to be submitted false claims for patients who were not eligible for hospice care.