January 25, 2016

December 16, 2015

Louisiana doctors Barbara Smith and Roy Berkowitz and registered nurse Beverley Breaux were sentenced to 80 months, 64 months and 50 months in prison, and to pay $9,484,939, $4,952,816 and $2,057,179 in restitution, respectively, for their roles at the center of a $50 million health care fraud scheme.  Specifically, Smith and Berkowitz falsely certified that thousands of Medicare recipients were homebound and required nursing or therapy services to be provided in their homes, and Breaux falsely certified that these patients were homebound and falsely claimed to have treated patients she had not seen.  DOJ

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