Navigation Links
Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme
Date:8/7/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami physician Keith Russell, 65, and physician's assistant Jorge Luis Pacheco, 50, were each sentenced to 97 months in prison, and physician's assistant Eda Marietta Milanes, 43, was sentenced to 63 months in prison, for their roles in fraud schemes that involved billing Medicare for $10,903,509 worth of unnecessary HIV infusion treatments, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Southern District of Florida; and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced today.

Russell, Pacheco and Milanes were also ordered to pay more than $3.1 million in restitution to the Medicare program during their sentencing hearings before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro.

Russell, Pacheco and Milanes were convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and multiple counts of health care fraud on March 17, 2009, after a two-week trial in Miami.

"Medical professionals serve as the gatekeepers of the Medicare system, and their single most important duty is to determine the best care for their patients," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. "Physicians and their assistants who choose instead to abuse the public trust and enrich themselves by gaming Medicare will be vigorously prosecuted, and we will continue to expand our strike force operations to stamp out this kind of blatant fraud."


"The infusion clinic in this case was established for the sole purpose of defrauding Medicare -- these doctors saw no patients, administered no legitimate medical services, and paid a cash kickback to patients for each visit," said Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Southern District of Florida. "In this way, the defendants bilked Medicare out of millions of dollars in f
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference
2. Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation
3. Disability.gov Adds Social Media Tools, Disability Resources and a New Design to Complement Information from 22 Federal Agencies
4. North American Spine Society Expresses Concern Over Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation
5. Michigan State Medical Society Weighs in on Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation
6. Actuaries: Federal Long-Term Care Legislation Falls Short on Coverage Goals
7. Zucker Hillside Researchers to Receive Large Federal Grant to Test for the Early Treatment of Schizophrenia
8. Michigan Chamber of Commerce Raises Concerns With Flawed Federal Health Care Reform Proposal, Rushed Timeline
9. Building a Federal Health Board - Impact on Texas
10. New FDLI Monograph on Federal Price Reporting Requirements Provides Essential Guidance on Commercial Strategy, Compliance Issues
11. Raise Federal Alcohol Tax to Finance Prevention Trust Fund, Partnership Urges House Chairmen
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... the hot Texas sun won’t keep kids from having fun ... school had previously invested in a playground structure to augment ... asked for an innovative solution to help protect children from ... a Rectangular Shade from APCPLAY as the perfect solution to ... The shade measures 24’W x 34’H x 11’H to fully ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Shu Cosmetic Surgery announces ... each qualifying patient undergoing a laser vaginal ... laser vaginal rejuvenation, an advanced type of vaginal ... procedure decreases the internal and external diameters of ... strength, and control, resulting in enhanced sexual gratification ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... ASHBURN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES , On ... with an intellectual disability or autism to have a special ... cards to alert law enforcement or first responders that they ... was inspired by a central Virginia mother, Ms. Pam Mines, ... old autistic son, JP. During a news conference after ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Karen Middleton, Executive Director of NARAL ... Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), gave the ... Representative Diana DeGette were in Washington, DC today to ... and keeping bosses out of women’s birth control decisions: ... president today in Denver addressing issues related to the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those ... fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers. , The ... Diseases (10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205601) on July 11, 2014, suggest that ... contribute to worsening osteoarthritis. , "Our results suggest that ... factors in the link between obesity and osteoarthritis," said ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cool Fun Under the Texas Sun: Godley Elementary School Purchases Shade Structure from APCPLAY© 2Health News:Shu Cosmetic Surgery of Twin Cities Now Offers Complimentary Perineoplasty in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation 2Health News:Shu Cosmetic Surgery of Twin Cities Now Offers Complimentary Perineoplasty in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation 3Health News:Recent Special “Autism” Code on Virginia Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards Goes into Law: Helpful or Discriminatory for Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum? 2Health News:Recent Special “Autism” Code on Virginia Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards Goes into Law: Helpful or Discriminatory for Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum? 3Health News:Naral Pro-Choice Colorado & Planned Parenthood Of The Rocky Mountains Statement On Udall & Degette Staying In Dc To Introduce Legislation 2Health News:Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice 2
... June 22 Providence Tarzana Medical Center on Friday became ... in imaging - the Ziehm Vision RFD - in this case ... a patient who had suffered a small stroke. , , ... at Tarzana, liked what he saw in the crystal-clear image provided ...
... , British Journal of Dermatology study blames physician misdiagnosis as ... , WASHINGTON, June 22 A newly released study ... data from a 13-year period in the eastern United Kingdom ... be real. , , The study attributed the ...
... The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated a large, ... health issues that may affect Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom ... time period. VA,s "National Health Study for a New ... to OEF/OIF and 30,000 comparison Veterans who were not deployed. ...
... attend field hearing exploring use of Recovery Act funds , ... Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD ), chaired a field hearing today ... in Rockville, MD, entitled " Missed Opportunities: The ARRA ... and national experts in biotechnology testified about the important research ...
... Health and Sustainable Communities , , LOS ANGELES, June ... National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a ... and deepen their understanding of critical policy issues, will take ... Los Angeles, California. , , The NALEO ...
... don,t socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say ... people who don,t socialize much might be increasing their ... researchers from Rush University Medical Center report. , On ... and mentally tend to stave off the decline in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Providence Tarzana Surgeon First in U.S. to Use New State-of-the-Art Imaging Tool 2Health News:New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated 2Health News:VA Launches 10-Year Health Study of 60,000 New Veterans 2Health News:Cardin Calls on NIH to Utilize Small Businesses for Extramural Research Projects 2Health News:Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week 2Health News:Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week 3Health News:Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile 2Health News:Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 As health officials across the Midwest warn ... pharmacies in Michigan will offer free ... enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, ... physician participating in the study. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender ... VPHM).   As a result of the waiver, the ... to complete the tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Tegra Medical is very pleased to announce the appointment ... Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was promoted from his current role ... company,s four facilities in Massachusetts , ... Tegra Medical in 2012 with 20+ years of broad-based operations, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3
... /PRNewswire/ -- Treatment of,coronary artery disease (CAD) appears to ... study published today in The,American Journal of Cardiology. , ... 10.6 percent from 2002 to 2005, possibly due,to broader ... as well as declines in risk factors like smoking. ...
... Research from Non-clinical Studies Presented at the ... Symposia Molecular,Targets for Cancer Meetings Support Phase ... March 20, 2007,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... SNS-314, at,two leading scientific meetings focused on ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hospitalization Rates for Coronary Artery Disease Decline in the,U.S. 2Hospitalization Rates for Coronary Artery Disease Decline in the,U.S. 3Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents SNS-314 Aurora Kinase Inhibitor,Data Showing Broad Anti-Tumor Activity, Dosing Flexibility 2Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents SNS-314 Aurora Kinase Inhibitor,Data Showing Broad Anti-Tumor Activity, Dosing Flexibility 3
... Every Bard BrachyStar® Needle is designed ... an efficient and clinically effective brachytherapy procedure. ... featuring ultra-sharp tips and polished surfaces for ... of needle configurations and sizes assures an ...
... The BrachySource iodine-125 implant is a combination ... remarkable visibility that makes BrachySource I-125 implant ... You can be confident that every BrachySource ... seed management services which is required by ...
... implant is a combination of innovative design, ... makes TheraSeed® treatment an ideal choice for ... that every TheraSeed® implant order is backed ... required by clinicians who must meet the ...
... Used for temporary internal drainage from the ... of a stricture. The segment with no ... lumen while preventing ingrowth of the ureteral ... peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use. CAUTION: ...
Medicine Products: