Medicare Fraud

How To Avoiding Medicare Fraud And Scam

5 Tips for Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse You’re sitting at home one afternoon, three weeks prior to the start of Open Enrollment, when you get a call from a friendly Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services (CMS) employee. The caller tells you that Medicare is issuing new cards, and that you need to provide your Medicare number in order to receive yours. The catch? The caller doesn’t work for CMS, and he’s actually trying to steal your identity. Elder abuse in the Digital Age is a serious problem—studies have shown that 2 in 10 older adults have been financially exploited ... Read more

Healthcare Fraud: Rafael Chikvashvili Sentenced for Charges Related to a health Care Fraud and Wire Fraud Conspiracy

Maryland Health Care Provider Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud RRafael Chikvashviliesulting in Patient Deaths Patients Died Because No Radiologist Reviewed X-Rays; Defendant Cheated Medicare and Medicaid of More Than $6 Million Baltimore, Maryland – U. S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced the owner of Alpha Diagnostics, Rafael Chikvashvili, age 69, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for charges related to a health care fraud and wire fraud conspiracy resulting in the deaths of patients, as well as false statements and aggravated identity theft, ... Read more

Healthcare Fraud: SAJID JAVED Charged With Participating in a Health Care Fraud Scheme

New York City Pharmacy Owner Arrested For $8.5 Million Fraud As Part Of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown In History Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Scott J. Lampert, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced today that SAJID JAVED was charged with participating in a health care fraud scheme that used nine pharmacies in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, through which JAVED submitted more ... Read more

Medicare Fraud and Kickback Scheme: Harwood Heights Home Health

Owner of Harwood Heights Home Health Care Company Indicted in Medicare Fraud and Kickback Scheme Northern District of Illinois Harwood Heights Home Health CHICAGO—The owner of a Harwood Heights home health care company paid kickbacks to marketers in exchange for referring elderly patients to the company for unnecessary treatment funded by Medicare, according to a 17-count federal indictment announced today. The indictment alleges that JACQUELINE TUANQUI paid kickbacks to marketers to induce the referral of Medicare beneficiaries to her company, Hexagram Home Health Care LLC. Tuanqui paid the bribes even though some of the patients did not qualify for the ... Read more