Zafar Mehmood and Badar Ahmadani, owners of two home health care agencies, were convicted of various offenses based on their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme. According to evidence presented at trial, Mehmood and Ahmadani paid cash kickbacks to recruiters, who in turn paid cash to patients to induce them to sign up for home health care with Mehmood’s companies: Access Care Home Care Inc., Patient Care Home Care Inc., Hands On Healing Home Care Inc. and All State Home Care Inc. The evidence also showed that the defendants paid kickbacks to physicians to refer patients to the defendants’ companies for unnecessary home health care services. DOJ
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