Top Healthcare Frauds In February and March 2021
From February to mid-March, the FBI announced indictments or take-downs of nearly three dozen healthcare related frauds. Both on the private insurance level, and the government program level. Here’s the story of just a few of them.
March 16: Chiropractor Arrested in Years-Long Healthcare Fraud Scam
Melissa Panayiota Kanes has been arrested and charged with healthcare fraud, money-laundering, and identity theft.
March 8: $114 Million Judgment in Medicare and Tricare Fraud
The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the $114 million judgment against multiple fraudsters.
March 2: $32 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
Multiple persons are in custody related to their alleged participation in a $32 million health care fraud scheme.
Feb 25: $370k fraud by A Howard University Employee
Folashade Adufe Horne pleaded guilty to defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of more than $370,000.
Feb 24: Multi-Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud
Stefanie Hirsch and Talia Alexandre pleaded guilty for their role a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme.
Feb 23: State Affordable Care Act Scam
Jeffrey and Nicholas White were sentenced for defrauding Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states.
Feb 23: Mullti-Million-Dollar Compounding Fraud Scheme by a Nurse
Jennifer Nash admitted to her involvement in a multi-million-dollar compounding fraud scheme.
Feb 5: $14 Million in Healthcare and Kickback Scheme
Navid Vahedi, a pharmacist from CA, pleaded guilty to health care fraud and to a kickback scheme.
Feb 1: Lawmaker Indicted in Stem Cell Fraud
Missouri state representative, Patricia Ashton Derges has been indicted for frauds involving false claims about stem cell treatments.
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