Tag Archive: fraud

“Reasonable and Necessary”

The Houston Chronicle had a recent editorial about the two-part investigative series authored by Terri Langford about “unscrupulous operators who make millions of Medicare dollars exploiting the most vulnerable of our local residents through private ambulances and for-profit psychiatric clinics – with both scams feeding off each other.”  Below is part of the editorial: Medicare, and American taxpayers,

Nursing home executives indicted for tax evasion

The indictment alleges that the men ran about 70 nursing homes in Texas and other states and were responsible for a $200 million operation but hid their control of the facilities. Payroll companies: More than 150 sham payroll companies were created to avoid paying taxes, according to the indictment. A former Hurst nursing home executive

Fine for Medicare Fraud

State and federal officials announced today a $550,000 settlement in a fraudulent medical billing case against Green Valley Pavilion of Smyrna. Members of the Delaware Attorney General’s Office medicaid fraud control unit and the U.S. Attorney’s Office determined that some of Green Valley’s employees were altering patient charts in order to get more money from

Nursing home owner sentenced for fraud

The former owner of several nursing homes has been sentenced to 42 months of imprisonment after being convicted of health care fraud and money laundering.  Rocky Lemon pled guilty on both charges. In addition to the prison term the owner must serve three years of supervised release after completing his imprisonment and pay more than $4


TENNESSEE-BASED NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORPORATION SETTLES MEDICARE FRAUD CASE FOR $27 MILLION WASHINGTON, DC – National Healthcare Corporation (NHC) will pay the United States $27 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company submitted falsely inflated reports to Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. The government alleged that beginning in 1991 the


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