Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

  • Want to Become a Whistleblower in Texas? Consider This First.

    Though the United States government has a set of laws that protect and reward whistleblowers, each state has their own set of unique statutes under which a claim must be filed. A Texas whistleblower must be wary of these laws, as they affect several aspects of any case they choose to file. Among these, the […]

  • Registered Nurse Defrauds Medicare for $17M in Home Healthcare Scheme

     A registered nurse based out of Texas was found to have utilized two separate home healthcare clinics to swindle the federal Medicare program for $17 million over the course of the seven-year scheme. The nurse, a resident of Fort Bend, Texas, owned and operated Preferred Health Services Inc. and Deligent Health Services Inc., both based […]

  • Texas Doctor Bilks Medicare for Nearly $400 Million in Large-Scale Fraud, Forgery Scheme

    In an exceptionally heinous example of home healthcare fraud, seven doctors have been apprehended for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud both Medicare and Medicaid alike. Altogether, they have been ordered to pay over $342 million in restitution to recover the money bilked by the extensive false claims submitted over the course of the […]

  • Texas-Based Home Healthcare Facilities Work Together to Defraud Medicare

     In what is being called the “largest criminal health care fraud takedown in the history of the Department of Justice,” three separate home healthcare facilities were found to have been separately billing Medicare for the same services – which were oftentimes not provided or medically necessary – resulting in the government program paying over $40 […]

  • Texas Home Health Agency Paid Patient Recruiters Illegal Kickbacks

     After a nine-year conspiracy, a Houston-based home health agency has finally been brought to justice after defrauding Medicare for over $13 million. It was found that, between February 2006 and June 2015, the agency submitted falsified medical records and paid kickbacks to patient recruiters, physicians, and Medicare beneficiaries in order to bilk Medicare for services […]