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Eight Miami-Area Residents Charged in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Involving Home Health Care Agencies

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges Individuals, Freezes Assets WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Miami-Dade County, Fla., residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $22 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of Miami businesses purporting to specialize...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami physician Keith Russell, 65, and physician's assistant Jorge Luis Pacheco, 50, were each sentenced to 97 months in prison, and physician's assistant Eda Marietta Milanes, 43, was sentenced to 63 months in prison, for their roles in frau...

Jury Convicts Los Angeles Physician Assistant for Stealing Doctor's Identity and Defrauding Medicare in $7.7 Million Scheme

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted a physician assistant late yesterday for his role in a $7.7 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien of the Cen...

Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Role in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami physician Roberto Rodriguez, 54, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion services, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attor...

Four Miami-Area Residents Sentenced In $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Defendants admitted to conspiring to defraud Medicare at HIV infusion clinics WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four Miami-area residents were sentenced today in connection with a $10 million Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion clinics, Assistant Attorney General L...

Miami Doctor and Chemist Plead Guilty in HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two 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 th...

Two Doctors and Two Medical Assistants Plead Guilty in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

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 t...

Three Miami Physicians and Three Medical Workers Charged With $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six Miami-Dade County residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $10 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of Midway Medical, a Miami clinic that purported to specialize in treating HIV/AIDS patients, Acting Assistant Attorney Gen...

Medical Clinic Executives and Worker Plead Guilty to $5.3 Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The owners and operators of two Miami medical clinics, along with a phlebotomist at one of the clinics, have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $5.3 million HIV and cancer infusion fraud scheme, Acting Assistant Att...

Medical Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Role in $5.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The owner and operator of two Miami medical clinics has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $5.3 million HIV infusion fraud scheme, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S....

Miami Physician Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Prison Sentence One of the Longest Ever Received by a Physician in a Medicare Fraud Case WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Miami physician and nurse were sentenced today to 30 years and seven years in prison, respectively, in connection with their roles in an $11 milli...

Miami Physicians Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in a $6.8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami physicians Carlos Contreras, 61, and Ramon Pichardo, 58, were sentenced today to 37 months and 48 months in prison, respectively, for defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $6.8 million HIV infusion fraud scheme, Acting A...

Miami HIV Clinic Administrator and Two Miami Residents Sentenced for Their Roles in a $14 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami residents Dilcia Marinez, Juan Carlos Castaneda and Luis Frias each were sentenced to prison today for their roles in defrauding the Medicare program and laundering the illegal proceeds in connection with a $14 million HIV infusion fraud scheme,...

Miami HIV Clinic Administrator Pleads Guilty for Role in a $14 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami resident Dilcia Marinez, 57, pleaded guilty today to her role in defrauding the Medicare program and laundering the proceeds of the crimes in connection with a $14 million HIV infusion fraud scheme, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew ...

Licensed Rx Announces Latest Customer Savings Scheme

Licensed-Rx, one of the leading online pharmacies, has announced a new savings scheme to guarantee customers up to 10% off all new orders placed. New York (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 -- Licensed RX has announced its latest customer savings scheme. A unique coupon code has ...

Three Miami Area Brothers and Physician's Assistant Charged In $110 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Miami area brothers who allegedly financed 11 corrupt HIV infusion clinics and a physician's assistant who worked at those clinics have been charged in a $110 million HIV infusion fraud scheme, the Department of Justice's Criminal Division a...

Owner of Medicare Billing Service Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison For Role in $170 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami resident Rita Campos Ramirez, 60, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a $170 million scheme to defraud Medicare, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta ...

Seven Miami-Area Residents Charged in $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven Miami-area residents have been indicted in connection with an $11 million Medicare fraud scheme involving HIV infusion clinics, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta o...

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

A scheme educating coaches and referees in the dangers of the rugby scrum could be a key reason for a reduction in the number of spinal injuries suffered by rugby players, says a researcher writing in this weeks BMJ. Spinal cord injuries, although rare, are a major cause of permanently di...

$3bn Rebate Scheme – Is Australia Making a Prudent Move

Not many people justify the healthcare scheme proposed by the Australian Federal government. The government is spending precious $3 billion dollars// to get more people to opt for private health insurance; yet this plan is not having the desired effect. Many Australians still swear by public hospi...

Unique Savings Scheme Aids Sex Workers

Chennai: A health-linked savings scheme has given a new meaning to life for thousands of sex workers, members of the transgender community// and HIV positive people in Tamil Nadu. The scheme by the Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative (TAI) and the Voluntary Health Service (VHS) aims at educating the...

The Healthy Start Scheme Promises Toddlers A Healthy Start

The Department for Health (DoH), UK has launched a new scheme to benefit low income group families. Its primary aim is to provide healthy nutrition to toddlers between 1// and 4 and nursing mothers from low-income households and all expectant mothers below 18. The Healthy Start scheme offers ...

Mid-Day Meal Scheme Catches on in India

National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (commonly known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme) today is the largest school nutritional programme in the world //covering nearly 12 crore children in more than 9.5 lakhs primary schools/Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS)/Alternative and Innovativ...

New Health Insurance Scheme for Diabetics Unveiled

Mumbai: A critical insurance scheme targeted for people with Type 2 Diabetes, named ‘Diabetes Care’ was unfurled on Saturday by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance//. Speaking at the inauguration of the joint initiative of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre...

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Extended for 2 Novel Breast Cancer Drugs

Two new drugs to battle breast cancer have made their way into the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme which is a succor for the multitude of sufferers//, who can now avail superior treatment notwithstanding the cost of drugs. This is good news as breast cancer carries the ignominy of being the most com...

New Healthcare Scheme For Rural Areas Launched

The Indian Government has launched a unique healthcare scheme to improve the currently existing medical and surgical services in the rural areas//. Additionally, doctors in the country’s primary healthcare centres would be provided appropriate medical facilities to render their services in a better...

President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country

President Bush in his State of the Union address encouraged Americans to open health savings accounts (HSAs). He said that it would help to fight the nation's out-of-control medical costs. It was // well received by many lawmakers. But the local employers say that HSAs are the means by which the ...

NHS financial crisis may lead to roll back of flexi-work scheme and private acquisition

Deficit in NHS fund has lead to cancellation of subsidized flexible working for NHS doctors, the part-time flexible working scheme which was introduced four years back by the Government is being rolled back// due to financial crisis in the NHS fund. The Private hospitals have also showed interest t...

New Health Scheme Launched In India’s Biha

Chandra Mohan Rai, the Health Minister of the Indian State of Bihar has announced that a health insurance scheme with a low premium will be introduced// in the state. An annual premium of Rs 250 will have to be paid by a family comprised of five members. This will serve to provide the family with f...

Health Insurance Scheme Generates Conflicting Opinions

An insurance scheme which has received the approval of the Government is attracting brickbats and bouquets. As many as 2.5 million households stand to benefit from the scheme which the ICICI-Lombard is // meant to implement. But the scheme has come under criticism from some experts who contend th...

GP's online referral scheme in UK 'a national IT disaster'

The Government promised in June last year that every patient referral from a GP in England would go through a computerized 'choose and book' system by the end // of this month. But ministers have admitted that in November - the latest month for which figures are available - barely 2.7 per cent o...

Self help scheme to reduce risk of HIV in women

Professor Susan Sherman and Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has started a new program called Jewelry Education for Women Empowering their Lives (JEWEL) as rehabilitation program for drug using women in Baltimore. // The program is specially started for provid...

Dentists Not Lured By Golden Hello Scheme In The UK

The "Golden Hello" grants that were designed to nlure health practioners to distant areas where there is a shortage of NHS personnel has failed for the dental segment in the Scottish area of Lothians, it was reported. //The scheme has allocated a £10,000 grant per dentist to enable them to move to ...

Drug Companies Hit Out at Thai Generic Drug Scheme

Thailand's government is at loggerheads with the pharmaceutical industry over its decision to issue compulsory licences for generic medicines. // While Thailand argues it will make cheap generic drugs more widely available to its citizens, drug companies maintain that the plan undermines paten...

Integrated Child Development Scheme

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was launched in 1975 in 33 Community Development Blocks. The Scheme was gradually expanded and today it covers 6118// blocks in the country including 4790 in rural areas, 805 in tribal areas and 523 in urban slums. This was stated by the Minister ...

Survey Reveals Rejection of NHS Database Scheme

The department of health, in England had proposed to set up an elaborate national database to store all medical records from hospitals.They had set aside £12 billion pounds for// this computerization project. GPs across Britain, however, are opposed to this project. 52% of GPs opined that they wou...

Madhya Pradesh Tops in Implementing Child Health Scheme

Many people use vitamin supplements for good health despite the fact that few actually need it, says a leading Britain nutritionist// who argues that the best way to stay healthy is a balanced diet. People are often seduced into buying pills because they're worried that food has fewer nutrient...

IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme

Women are to be offered reduced price in fertility treatment if they donate eggs for controversial cloning research.// The fertility watchdogs have given permission for a scheme for ‘egg sharing' so as to advance work on human cloning. They have announced that the women who agree for this sch...

Jharkhand Ropes in Private Players for Health Scheme

In a unique public-private partnership in healthcare, the Jharkhand government has set up a trust that will ensure medical care for the poor that will be partly funded// by private investors in the state. The Sarva Swasthya Mission Trust is the brainchild of Chief Minister Arjun Munda who ha...

Drug for Cancer to be on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

The Federal Government and drug company, Roche are conducting talks to make the expensive anti-cancer treatment, Herceptin more widely available.// According to Health Minister Tony Abbott discussions with manufacturer Roche has caused the delay in rushing Herceptin on to the Pharmaceutical Ben...
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