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September 19, 2018

Posted  September 19, 2018

A physician and two clinic operators were convicted after trial for charges arising from a $17 million Medicare fraud scheme.  The doctor, John Ramirez, provided medical orders falsely certifying the need for home-health services, which the other defendants then sold to to home-health agencies in the Houston, Texas area.  These agencies then used the false and fraudulent paperwork signed by Ramirez to submit false claims to Medicare for medical services that were not medically necessary or not provided.  DOJ

Tagged in: Healthcare Fraud, Home Health and Hospice, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud, Medicare,