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February 9, 2016

Posted  February 16, 2016

Miami physician Henry Lora, medical director of Miami-area clinic Merfi Corporation, pleaded guilty for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that caused more than $20 million in losses.  Lora 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.  Lora and his co-conspirators also falsified patient records to make it appear as if the beneficiaries qualified for these services.  In March 2014, Isabel Medina, the owner of Merfi, was sentenced to nine years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  DOJ

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medicare, Provider Fraud,