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Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without a SSN | Fox News

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. — Read on www.foxnews.com/politics/feds-paid-1-billion-in-social-security-benefits-to-individuals-without-a-ssn.amp

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Owner of Detroit-Area Health Care Clinics Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 The owner of a Detroit-area pain clinic and physical therapy clinic pleaded guilty today for her role in a drug diversion scheme.    Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. […]

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Charges Brought Against 34 Individuals for Alleged West Coast Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Schemes Totaling $258 Million

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today a health care fraud enforcement action in the state of California, involving charges brought against a total of 26 individuals in the Central District of California for […]

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Tennessee Health Care Executive Sentenced to Prison for Role In $4.6 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2019 A Tennessee health care executive was sentenced to 42 months in prison yesterday for her role in a $4.6 million kickback scheme. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle […]

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Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme A federal jury found two Los Angeles pharmacy owners guilty yesterday for their participation in a $35 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme to […]

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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme and Related Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 A Nigerian man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme in which more than $8 million was fraudulently billed to Medicare for DME that was not medically necessary. Assistant Attorney […]

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Encompass Health Agrees to Pay $48 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 28, 2019 Encompass Health Corporation (formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation), the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that some of its IRFs provided inaccurate information to Medicare to maintain their status as […]

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Owner of Tampa-Area Medical Marketing Company Found Guilty in $2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 27, 2019 A federal jury found the owner of a Tampa, Florida-area medical marketing company guilty today for his role in an over $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving the payment of kickbacks and bribes to medical clinics in Miami in exchange for the […]

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Michigan Patient Recruiter Sentenced to Prison for $1.5 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 26, 2019 A Michigan patient recruiter was sentenced to 60 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care that were procured through the payment of kickbacks. Assistant Attorney General […]

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Former Medical Director and Two Former Operators of a Houston Medical Clinic Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 20, 2019 A medical director and two operators of a Houston, Texas, medical clinic were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal […]

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South Florida Pill Mill Owner Sentenced to Prison for Role in $2.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 13, 2019 The owner of a pain clinic and a pharmacy in South Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme.  Assistant Attorney General Brian […]

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Medical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Allegations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ACell Inc. (ACell), a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer, pleaded guilty to charges relating to its MicroMatrix powder wound dressing product (MicroMatrix), the Department of Justice announced today. ACell entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander in […]

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Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Two owners and operators of a Los Angeles, California, home health agency were sentenced to 120 and 78 months in prison yesterday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services, including home health services, diagnostic […]

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Los Angeles Doctor and Patient Recruiter Found Guilty in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 7, 2019 A federal jury found a Los Angeles doctor and patient recruiter guilty today for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme in which Medicare was billed for clinic, home health, hospice services and durable medical equipment that patients did […]

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Los Angeles Dentist Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Role in $3.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 6, 2019 A Los Angeles, California-based dentist was sentenced to 40 months in prison today for his role in a $3.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he billed numerous dental insurance carriers for crowns and fillings that were never provided to […]