January 25, 2016

November 6, 2015

Roger Rousseau, former medical director of defunct health provider Health Care Solutions Network Inc. (HCSN) was sentenced to 192 months in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Florida Medicaid more than $63 million.  Also sentenced to prison for their role in the scheme were therapists Liliana Marks for 72 months and Doris Crabtree and Angela Salafia, each for 60 months.  According to evidence presented at trial, HCSN purported to provide intensive mental health services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries but these services were not medically necessary and were often never even provided.  HCSN also paid kickbacks to assisted living facility owners and operators who in exchange referred beneficiaries to HCSN.  In support of this scheme, Rousseau routinely signed what he knew to be fabricated and altered medical records.  And Crabtree, Salafia and Marks fabricated HCSN medical records to support the fraudulent claims.  In total, HCSN submitted roughly $63.7 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare.  DOJ

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