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Four Miami Health Care Company Owners Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison For Medicare Fraud
Date:11/9/2007

ison following a week-long jury trial in March of 2007.

The compounding aerosol scheme was one of the most common health care frauds in south Florida. In 2006, the Medicare program paid for over $155 million worth of aerosol medications in Miami-Dade County, making it the single most common item billed to Medicare Part B. From 2005 to 2006, claims for these aerosol medications increased over 100 percent. In addition, according to Medicare data, Miami-Dade County alone accounted for more paid DME claims than every state in the country except California, Texas, New York, Michigan and Ohio.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Kirk Ogrosky and Trial Attorney Jeffrey Neiman from the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, with the investigative assistance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, the FBI, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Florida Attorney General's Office.

Since beginning operations in March of 2007, the strike force teams have indicted 120 defendants in Miami-Dade County alone. The strike force teams are led by a federal prosecutor supervised by both the Criminal Division's Fraud Section in Washington and the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Florida.


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