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October 30, 2018

Posted  October 30, 2018

Four people connected to a Texas-based home health agency have been found guilty of fraudulently obtaining $3.7 million in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. Despite being previously banned from participating in any federal healthcare reimbursement programs, Celestine Okwilagwe and Paul Emordi co-owned and operated a Medicare and Medicaid provider in the Dallas area called Elder Care. Adetutu Etti, the provider’s administrator, was recruited to falsely certify that someone else was the owner, and Okwilagwe’s wife, Loveth Isidaehomen, was recruited to sign checks. Some of the claims that were eventually reimbursed by Medicare were also found to be for services that were not medically necessary. DOJ

Tagged in: Healthcare Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medicaid, Medical Billing Fraud, Medicare,