Navigation Links
Three Miami Area Doctors and Six Others Charged in $56 Million Health Care Fraud Schemes
Date:5/29/2008

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Miami area doctors and six others have been charged in four separate indictments for their roles in HIV infusion fraud schemes totaling $56 million, the Department of Justice Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida announced today.

One indictment alleges that between August 2002 and March 2004, Dr. Ronald Harris, 57, and Enrique Gonzalez, 62, conspired to submit approximately $24.5 million in false and fraudulent claims to the Medicare program for HIV infusion services allegedly provided at Physicians Med-Care and Physicians Health Med-Care, HIV infusion clinics that Harris and Gonzalez allegedly controlled. Infusion clinics serve HIV patients by providing prescribed medications intravenously. As part of the scheme, Gonzalez caused the payment of cash kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for the patients signing documents stating that they had received the treatments being billed to Medicare when such treatments were not provided and not medically necessary. Harris worked as the doctor at Physicians Med-Care and Physicians Health Med-Care and would order unnecessary tests, sign medical forms and authorize treatments to make it appear that legitimate medical services were being provided to Medicare beneficiaries, when in reality the services were not actually provided and were not medically necessary. The indictment also alleges that Harris and Gonzalez laundered the proceeds of their crimes by sending the proceeds to a purported medical company that was actually owned and controlled by Harris, Gonzalez and their co-conspirators.

Harris and Gonzalez are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, to cause the submission of false claims to the Medicare program, and to pay health care kickbacks; one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud; and one count of conspiracy to launder the proceeds of their crimes. Harris
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement With Premier, Inc.
2. The Doctors Channel Launches New Videos from Three Top Hospitals
3. Alsius Corporation Awarded Three-Year Agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group
4. Three-Year COPD Study Found No Increase in Cardiac Events With Advair(R) 500/50
5. ABMS Assembly Votes in Favor of Three-Year Initiative to Enhance Public Trust in the Board Certification Process
6. CardioDynamics Announces Significant ICG Study with Nearly Three Times the National Average Blood Pressure Control Rates at the American Society for Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting
7. Three-Day Strike by Hundreds of Security Officers at Kaiser Hospitals Succeeds in Raising Red Flag About Unfair Labor Practices
8. Independence Blue Cross, Jefferson Health System Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Contracts
9. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Receives US FDA Approval for Three Generic Prescription Drugs; Two Using New FDA Electronic Filing Format
10. Best Practice Database: Complimentary Excerpt of Three Sales Force Excellence Studies
11. Wal-Mart Launches Phase Three of $4 Prescription Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... months the trends for evening dresses shift and ... of the hottest styles in the next few months.” The ... 26 A-line sweetheart evening dresses, and announces the availability of ... trying our best to help a lady to show off ... prices, we provide discounted delivery costs to our customers worldwide. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young director/producer ... true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been chosen ... of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th International ... and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of the ... Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic policeman ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) ... California after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... evening in her home in Woodland Hills California after ... , As the founder and volunteer ... pioneered and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Very sick children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, ... "medical home," with easy access to a team of dedicated ... less likely to become seriously ill and need either hospitalization ... treatment at an enhanced medical home clinic at the University ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer ... half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as ... The finding comes from a review of more ... 2007, and it suggests that the risk for developing ... had previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... The team of psychologists from Durham University and two ... relationships with their fathers are more likely to ... who have negative or less positive relationships were not ... ,Due to be published in the July ...
... treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be able to treat ... , according to research published in the British Journal of ... way of treating cancer, still at an early stage of ... uses drugs that are usually harmless but become highly effective ...
... a time when the Bush administration and its friends ... alternative to the environment-polluting petroleum products , a senior ... in the open against ethanol and the like. ... member of the Defra (Department for Environment, Food and ...
... a syringe used on an AIDS patient infect the injured with ... sufficient quantity for you to get infected . That's another reason ... a barber's razor. Is it true most of the women infected ... are housewives and a majority of them, over 70 percent in ...
... a charming, hardworking personality, has been charged to almost ... be well spending the rest of his life behind ... at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, pleaded guilty to ... for the last 25 years. Bleyle admitted to eight counts ...
... of the Legislature are on the brink of legalizing medical ... bill is Manhattan Assemblyman Richard Gottfried , who said, "There ... conditions who could have a better quality and longer life." ... would have to have a debilitating or life-threatening illness and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women Choose Their Men With Their Fathers Resemblance 2Health News:Photodynamic Therapy can Scramble the Immune System to Fight Cancer Spread 2Health News:Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists 2Health News:Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists 3Health News:Armed Forces Enroll Wives in Fighting HIV/AIDS 2Health News:Therapist Arrested For Breaking Lives 2Health News:Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 In response to urgent requests from the Deputy ... Sierra Leone , Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical ... treatment of local health workers who contract Ebola while fighting ... care center was constructed for foreign health care workers who ... for local Sierra Leonean health workers. With ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents ... marketing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help ... patients in 28 countries worldwide, today announced the ... , MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice President ... Dr. Di Russo is ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This market insight focuses on ... the United States . Reimbursement analysis ... Thorough product analyses for more than 73 SMBG meters ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market 2
... VIEW, Calif., Nov. 3 VIVUS, Inc. ... Peter Tam to president of VIVUS. In this position, ... VIVUS, development and business functions, including corporate and product ... and chemistry, manufacturing and controls. Leland Wilson, formerly president ...
... The owner and operator of a Houston-area durable ... the Medicare program, announced Assistant Attorney General of the ... of the Southern District of Texas and Daniel R. ... Human Services (HHS). , Noel Wayne Jhagroo, 47, pleaded ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VIVUS Announces Promotion of Peter Tam to President 2VIVUS Announces Promotion of Peter Tam to President 3Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Nutritional Supplies and "Arthritis Kits" 2Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Nutritional Supplies and "Arthritis Kits" 3
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Magnesium in serum, plasma and urine...
The LDH method used on the Dimension clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for the quantitative determination of lactate dehydrogenase activity in serum or plasma...
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) in serum and plasma....
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Anti-Streptolysin-O (ASO) in serum....
Medicine Products: