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October 29, 2014

Posted  January 22, 2016

Jigar Patel, a physical therapist assistant was sentenced to serve 50 months in prison and pay $1.9M in restitution for his role in a $14.9M scheme through which he and others billed Medicare for home health services they never provided, and provided beneficiaries with prescriptions for unnecessary painkillers and other narcotics to induce them to sign false medical documents to support the fraudulent billings. Patel and his co-conspirators carried out their scheme using five home health care companies – Physicians Choice Home Health Care LLC, Quantum Home Care Inc., First Care Home Health Care LLC, Moonlite Home Care Inc., and Phoenix Visiting Physicians. DOJ