Michael Lonski is a licensed psychologist. Lonski submitted charges for residents of skilled nursing facilities. He was previously excluded from the Medicare program over fraud allegations. In 2002, Lonski settled a federal lawsuit in New York alleging healthcare fraud offenses.
Now, he has again pleaded guilty to new charges that he bilked the government out of another $2.5 million. He pled guilty to billing for years of services not done. The fraudulent claims totaled more than $2.6 million.
Lonski’s earlier transgressions were connected to his treatment of “elderly residents of adult homes in the 1990s through his now-defunct L&L Psychological Services.”
After he was reinstated to the Medicare program, he began billing for patients who were dead and billing for an excessive amount of therapy.
In the new criminal case, Lonski faces a maximum prison term of 10 years. Sentencing guidelines call for 46 to 57 months. I hope he gets 10 years.