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March 21, 2022

Posted  March 21, 2022

Jonathan and Daniel Markovich, two brothers who operate addiction treatment facilities in Florida, have been sentenced to over 15 years and 8 years in prison respectively after being convicted of running a $112 million fraud scheme.  Through patient recruiters, the defendants paid illegal kickbacks to patients in the form of airline tickets, cash payments, and illegal drugs to entice them to visit their inpatient detox and residential facility, Second Chance Detox LLC d/b/a Compass Detox, as well as their outpatient treatment program, WAR Network LLC.  The defendants then billed for therapy sessions that were not regularly provided to or attended by patients, and urine drug tests that were not medically necessary.  DOJ

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