Navigation Links
HIV Infusion Clinic Administrator Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison For Health Care Fraud
Date:7/10/2008

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami resident Aisa Perera, 42, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for her role in an $11 million scheme to defraud the Medicare program, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced.

Perera was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida by Judge Federico A. Moreno. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Moreno ordered that the defendant be placed on three years of supervised release following her release from prison and pay $8,289,286 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

On April 23, 2008, Perera pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, in connection with her role as administrator of Saint Jude Rehab Center Inc., an HIV clinic that purported to provide HIV infusion services to Medicare beneficiaries. In connection with her plea, Perera admitted that in June 2003, she opened Saint Jude with three co-conspirators who owned and operated several HIV clinics in the Miami area. The co-conspirators, Carlos, Luis and Jose Benitez were charged separately with health care fraud and money laundering crimes in an indictment unsealed on June 11, 2008. According to the separate indictment, these co-conspirators are alleged to have provided the money and staff necessary to open Saint Jude, the Medicare patients that Saint Jude would bill to the Medicare program and transportation for the HIV patients who visited Saint Jude. In return, the co-conspirators are alleged to have received 60 percent of all payments Saint Jude received from the Medicare program.

Perera also admitted that between June 2003 and November 2003, Saint Jude submitted approximately $11.3 million in fraudulent claims to the Medicare program for HIV infusion services that were either never provided or not medically ne
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ECRI Institute Issues Priority Alert About Two Infusion Pumps
2. Vascular Insights Receives FDA Clearance for Infusion Catheter
3. New Infusion Suite at the Childrens Hospital at Montefiore Blends Child-Friendly Design With Expert Clinical Care
4. Nihon LocalSoft Designs New Japanese Software for IRadimed Corporations Award-Winning MRidium MRI Infusion System
5. ACM Partners With Tufts Associated Health Plans to Improve the Cost-effective Delivery of Home Infusion Services
6. Hospira Announces New Contract With HealthTrust Purchasing Group for Infusion Devices, Solutions and Equipment
7. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Completes Deployment of MedAptus Infusion Services Module
8. Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
9. Polyanalgesic Consensus Panels New Treatment Guidelines Via Intraspinal Infusion for Severe Chronic Pain
10. Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
11. Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Discusses "The Complete Phase Ib," A Clinical Trial Design Offering Faster Drug Development, Economies of Scale and Improved Therapeutic Benefit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... NJ. April 10, 2014. John DeLuca, PhD, and Yael ... Idec to study how persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) ... of Actual Reality to Measure Everyday Life Functional Activity ... research. Dr. DeLuca is senior VP of Research & ... at New York University, is a visiting scientist at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... In a UT Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the ... for the next seven years: "How long do you think ... the future encourages offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero ... long life ahead of them offend at very high rates ... going to die much later in life offend much less., ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... COLUMBUS, Ohio A new study identifies a molecule ... and suggests that the molecule could be an important ... of tumor progression. , The study of microRNA-135b (miR-135b) ... in the journal Cancer Cell and was ... Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... --- Depression can hit young fathers hard -- with symptoms ... their children,s lives, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found. ... the first five years of fatherhood for these young men, ... and whom lived in the same home as their children. ... the journal Pediatrics . , This study is the ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... world, many people live and work in dim and ... And as the global population continues to rise and ... spread. , To alleviate the problem, Egyptian researchers ... onto narrow streets and alleyways. The panel is mounted ... angle, where it spreads sunlight onto the street below. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Study identifies a likely key driver of colorectal cancer development and progression 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Let the sun shine in: Redirecting sunlight to urban alleyways 2
... Feb. 25 Omnicell, Inc.,(Nasdaq: OMCL ), a ... today that its Board of Directors has approved the,repurchase ... its Common Stock over,the next 12 months. The Company,s ... after a review of the Company,s financial position and,investment ...
... -- Up to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin ... event do not have an antiplatelet response from aspirin, ... at the University at Buffalo have shown. , ... of a second stroke, second heart attack or second ...
... HILL Bacteria mutate for a living, evading antibiotic drugs ... States each year. But as concern about drug-resistant bacteria grows, ... Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to thwart the bug without ... Mark Schoenfisch and his lab of analytical chemists at UNC ...
... GmbH, a Systems Biology company focussed on high quality ... showcasing its abilities in the analysis of data generated ... Boyle et al published in the January 2008 issue ... of Open Chromatin across the Genome where they identified ...
... 25 Danaher Corporation,(NYSE: DHR ) announced ... Jr. will be presenting at the Citigroup Global ... March 5 at 8:00,a.m. EST. The audio will ... will be archived on, http://www.danaher.com for one ...
... new blockages within 3 years, study finds , , ... a blood clot in their legs (deep vein thrombosis) ... of developing another blood clot within three years, a ... embolism are known collectively as venous thromboembolism. , Researchers ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Omnicell Announces Common Stock Repurchase Program; Reaffirms Earnings Forecast 2Health News:Omnicell Announces Common Stock Repurchase Program; Reaffirms Earnings Forecast 3Health News:Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin 2Health News:Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin 3Health News:Silica smart bombs deliver knock-out to bacteria 2Health News:Genomatix integrates genome-wide open chromatin from next generation sequencing 2Health News:Blood Clots in Legs, Lungs Predispose Patients to Repeat Episodes 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAVAL, Quebec , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant ... TSX: VRX) announced that the applicable waiting period under ... respect to the previously announced tender offer by its ... of the outstanding shares of common stock of Solta ... a price of $2.92 per share, net to the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... report is available in its catalogue: ... and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery ... Administration http://www.reportlinker.com/p01941928/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-Routes-of-Administration.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology ... A drug delivery system is ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an ... for patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large ... including cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  ... expected to grow to $220B by 2018, according to ... type of injector that does not exist today for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
... AMSTERDAM, October 8 BMEYE B.V., the non-invasive,cardiovascular ... B financing round, raising EUR 6 million. New investors,Earlybird, ... in the,financing, along with other existing BMEYE shareholders as ... BMEYE has successfully been selling Nexfin(TM), an FDA ...
... Oct. 8 Advanced Health Media, LLC (AHM) has ... and related technology for the pharmaceutical and life sciences ... in speaker bureau management, supplying automation and compliance management ... promotional events for more than 200 brands. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BMEYE B.V. Completes EUR 6 Million Series B Financing Round 2BMEYE B.V. Completes EUR 6 Million Series B Financing Round 3Advanced Health Media Announces Acquisition of Ephikacy, LLC 2Advanced Health Media Announces Acquisition of Ephikacy, LLC 3
... Technology, multi-frequency, linear micro-surgery transducer. ... very helpful in tight situations. ... a choice transducer for pediatric ... high frequency upper end makes ...
A rigid version of the popular flexible laparoscopic transducer. It has been proven that a rigid "lap transducer has great utility in the OR for being an extra lifting tool inside the abdomen....
Super High Density, multi-frequency, end-fire phased array transducer. Point-and-shoot scanning is the benefit of this transducer....
Super High Density, multi frequency Side Fire "T intraoperative transducer. A wide field of view is this transducers benefit. Change frequencies on the fly for deeper penetration or for superficial n...
Medicine Products: