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Two Doctors and Two Medical Assistants Plead Guilty in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Date:3/23/2009

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Miami-area residents pleaded guilty today in connection with a $10 million Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion clinics, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced today.

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, 54; Dr. Carlos Garrido, 69; Gonzalo Nodarse, 38; and Alexis Carrazana, 41; all pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. All four defendants admitted to working at Midway Medical Center Inc. (Midway), a Miami clinic that purported to specialize in the treatment of HIV patients.

According to the plea documents, Rodriguez was a co-owner of and practicing physician at Midway. Rodriguez admitted that he and his co-conspirators routinely billed the Medicare program for services that were medically unnecessary and, in many instances, never provided. Rodriguez admitted to purchasing only a small fraction of the medication that was purportedly being administered to Midway's patients.

Most of the services provided to patients at Midway were billed to the Medicare program as treatments for a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia, a disorder involving a low count of platelets in the blood. According to the plea documents, none of Midway's patients actually had low blood platelet counts. Rodriguez admitted that to make it appear that the patients actually had low platelet levels, he and his co-conspirators used chemists to manipulate the blood samples drawn from Midway's patients before the blood was sent to a laboratory for analysis. In his plea, Rodriguez admitted to ordering that patients at Midway receive medications to treat thrombocytopenia despite knowing that the laboratory results had been falsified and the patients did not actually have that condition.

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