December 17, 2014
Mark Morad and Dr. Divini Luccioni, both of Louisiana, pleaded guilty to their role in a $56M Medicare fraud scheme. According to court documents, Morad directed the scheme through multiple New Orleans-area companies he owned, including Interlink Health Care Services Inc.
,Memorial Home Health Inc.
, Lakeland Health Care Services Inc.
, Lexmark Health Care LLC
, and Med Rite Pharmacy Inc.
Morad paid kickbacks to recruiters who canvassed New Orleans neighborhoods for Medicare beneficiary numbers, which Morad then used to bill Medicare for services that were not medically necessary or not provided. Dr. Luccioni admitted that he signed home health referrals and wrote DME prescriptions that were used to support these fraudulent billings. DOJ