Navigation Links
Owner of Medical Equipment Company Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Health Care Fraud
Date:7/2/2008

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Miami resident was sentenced to 130 months in prison for his role in schemes 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 today.

Gustavo Smith, 43, was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida by Judge Marcia G. Cooke. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Cooke ordered Smith to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison, forfeit $287,000 and pay $1,988,969 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

At trial, the jury heard testimony that Smith was the owner of Medstar Services and Orthotics Fitters of Miami, two durable medical equipment (DME) companies that Smith used to submit more than $4.6 million in fraudulent claims to the Medicare program. The items billed by Medstar Services and Orthotics Fitters to the Medicare program were primarily negative pressure pumps and related wound care supplies. Medicare beneficiaries whose names and Medicare numbers Smith used to bill for these items testified at trial that they had never heard of Smith or his companies and that they never needed or received the items being billed to Medicare by Medstar and Orthotics Fitters. Doctors whose provider numbers were used by Smith to bill the Medicare program also testified that they had never heard of Smith or his companies and that they had never prescribed the items being billed by Smith's companies.

Several of Smith's associates testified at trial that Smith would open companies in the names of nominee owners, who would be listed as owners in official corporate documents, bank accounts and in official Medicare documents. Once Medicare made payments on the fraudulent claims submitted by Smith's companies, Smith employed a money launderer to cash the proceed
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Great Doctors Produce Great Results (Healthcare Underwriters Group Mutual of Ohio Pays A Cash Dividend): -- Healthcare Underwriters Group Mutual of Ohio Pays Its First Cash Distribution to Its Insured Owners
2. EyeCity.com, Inc. Changes Ownership and Moves Into a New Direction
3. Maine Community Pharmacy Owner Thanks Sen. Snowe for Supporting Inclusion of Common-Sense Reimbursement Provisions in Medicare Bill
4. Oregon Community Pharmacy Owner Thanks Sen. Smith for Supporting Inclusion of Common-Sense Reimbursement Provisions in Medicare Bill
5. Montana Community Pharmacy Owner Thanks Sen. Baucus for Including Common-Sense Reimbursement Provisions in Medicare Bill
6. Economy, Health Care, and Gas Prices Top Issues for Women Business Owners
7. Canine Cancer Web Exclusive for Dog Owners and Lovers, Presented by Morris Animal Foundation - Features Colorado State and Cornell University Veterinary Cancer Experts
8. Warmer Weather Reminds Cat Owners to Protect Against Worms
9. Miami Jury Convicts Pharmacy Owner of Medicare Fraud
10. Comprehensive Pet Care Web Site Takes New Approach in Helping Pet Owners With Their Furry Members of the Family
11. Miami Hospital Market Sees Shift in Ownership of Two Area Facilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 The Alaska ... hiring of new dentist Dr. Jonathan Oudin, DDS, who ... previously practiced in Barrow, Alaska, for three years. According ... Dentistry hired Dr. Oudin to help take on new ... Dentistry to continue growing and serving the greater Anchorage ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the ... the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, ... on Thursday issued a travel warning for,the region. ... travel to the affected countries -- Guinea, Liberia and ... is that Ebola is worsening in West Africa," CDC ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish ... efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted ... invasion. And there,s a simple way to know for ... after it,s been cooked. , Pacific lionfish were first ... and have been gaining swiftly in number ever since. ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Insight Accelerator Labs member ... A round of investment for $4.6 million to fund ... collecting vital signs. The company joined Insight Accelerator ... fruition with the help of Insight development teams. ... for launching the Accelerator,” says Steve McPhilliamy, Executive Director ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Women ... to take charge of their financial future. The ... women, has opened registration for 6 upcoming Los Angeles ... women, for women, and with input from Kim Kiyosaki, ... and It’s Rising Time) who is passionate about women’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Jonathan Oudin to Join Alaska Center for Dentistry at Wasilla Location 2Health News:CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens 2Health News:Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all 2Health News:Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all 3Health News:Insight Accelerator Labs Advances Member Toward Commercialization 2Health News:Insight Accelerator Labs Advances Member Toward Commercialization 3Health News:The Independent Woman to Offer Financial Workshops in the Los Angeles Area - Developed by Women for Women 2
... 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE:,MDZ), ... the global life,sciences markets, announced today that Stephen ... presenting at the Thomas Weisel Partners,Healthcare Conference in ... Standard Time. Interested parties may access the ...
... 31 Mylan Laboratories Inc.,(NYSE: MYL ) ("Mylan") ... for cash any and all of its outstanding 5.750% ... Notes due 2015 (CUSIP Nos.,628530AF4, 628530AC1) (collectively, the "Notes"). ... of a broader strategy to,establish its new global capital ...
... - QLT USA, Inc., a subsidiary,of QLT Inc. ... that the European,approval procedure for the Eligard(R) 45 ... formulation in 23 European countries,is expected to follow ... the individual countries. The 6-month formulation was launched ...
... UHW-West and 121RN, their, first ever wage scales ... Calif., Aug. 30 Caregivers at Providence St.,Joseph Medical ... -,West (UHW) and SEIU 121RN, reached a tentative agreement ... contract, which expires,Sept. 30, 2011, grants workers their first ...
... are likely culprits behind the increase, , , THURSDAY, Aug. ... in one sport early -- playing year-round, joining competitive ... programs -- believing they,ll put themselves on the fast ... sports career. , But for too many of these ...
... Over Health & Safety of,Seniors in Nursing Homes, ... death linked to an untreated oral infection, the,statewide organization ... oral health of seniors residing in nursing and,convalescent homes., ... it can be a matter of life and,death, especially ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Merck's Generic Pharmaceutical Business 2Health News:Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Merck's Generic Pharmaceutical Business 3Health News:Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Merck's Generic Pharmaceutical Business 4Health News:Eligard(R) six-month formulation successfully completes European approval procedure 2Health News:Eligard(R) six-month formulation successfully completes European approval procedure 3Health News:Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract 2Health News:More Kids Are Suffering Sports Injuries 2Health News:More Kids Are Suffering Sports Injuries 3Health News:Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014   Auxilium Pharmaceuticals , Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will release ... August 7, 2014 before the opening of the U.S. ... call that day at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss ... The presentation slides to be used during the call ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  A substantial share ... decisions about which therapies are included in formularies—say ... according to a new Manhattan Research study, ... The study finds that P&T committee members in ... managers (PBMs) have set a high bar for ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Catylix, Inc. ( Burbank, California ... California ) announced today the formation of ... fluorination products and related chemistry. Developing ... use of substituents that are chemically stable, resistant ... improve binding and bioavailability. Fluorinated functional groups are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 3Formulary Decision Makers Say Pharma-Provided Patient Support Solutions Influence Formulary Placement 2Formulary Decision Makers Say Pharma-Provided Patient Support Solutions Influence Formulary Placement 3Catylix, Inc. and Aspira Scientific Announce Joint Venture to Commercialize New Fluorination Technologies 2
... FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting... -- NES-ZIONA, Israel, Aug. 24 ... ... ... ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. ...
... CHICAGO, Aug. 24 Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, ... a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and ... infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced plans to ... once-daily antibiotic, Restanza™ (cethromycin) based on a new, high-profile ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 2PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 3PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 4PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 5PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 6PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 7PROLOR Biotech Receives FDA Clearance for a Phase II Trial of Its Long-Acting Human Growth Hormone in the U.S. 8Advanced Life Sciences Sees Funding Opportunity for Restanza in New HHS Medical Countermeasure Report 2Advanced Life Sciences Sees Funding Opportunity for Restanza in New HHS Medical Countermeasure Report 3Advanced Life Sciences Sees Funding Opportunity for Restanza in New HHS Medical Countermeasure Report 4Advanced Life Sciences Sees Funding Opportunity for Restanza in New HHS Medical Countermeasure Report 5
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: