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May 12, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Alexander Lara,  an owner of Miami home health care company Longcare Home Health Corporation was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $13,771,528.94 in restitution and to forfeit $13,771,528.94 for his leading role in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved paying kickbacks and bribes to patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries and others in South Florida doctors’ offices and medical clinics.  Lara admitted his company fraudulently billed the Medicare program for expensive physical therapy and home health care services that were not medically necessary or not provided at all.  DOJ

Tagged in: Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud, Provider Fraud,