Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Still the biggest!!


Because everything's bigger in Texas!

That's why.

7 accused of largest Medicare fraud ever
By Terri Langford - Express-News

A Dallas-area doctor, his office assistant and five owners of Texas home health agencies have been charged in what federal authorities Tuesday called the largest such case in history, a “well-oiled” machine that submitted $375 million in bogus Medicare billings.

Unraveled by the nation's Medicare Fraud Strike Force, the case involves 11,000 home health care patients and 500 home health care agencies over a nearly six-year period.

The alleged scheme included suspected kickback payments to patient recruiters, the use of offshore banking accounts to hide Medicare cash, and secret pacts with home health care owners.