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April 18, 2016

Posted  May 9, 2016

Miami physician Henry Lora was sentenced to 108 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that caused approximately $30 million in losses.  Lora was the medical director of Miami-area clinic Merfi Corporation and admitted that in exchange for kickbacks and bribes, he and his co-conspirators wrote prescriptions for home health care and other services for Medicare beneficiaries that were not medically necessary or not provided.  He also admitted falsifying patient records to make it appear as if the beneficiaries qualified for these services.  In March 2014, Merfi owner was sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  DOJ

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