What is Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud occurs when a hospital, nursing home, doctor's office, hospice care facility, ambulance service, pharmacy, rehabilitation center, or any other type of healthcare provider overbills Medicare.


Who can report Medicare fraud?

Medicare fraud whistleblowers are almost always healthcare professionals. They are commonly employed as hospital administrators, nurses, hospice or nursing home workers, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, or as any other type of healthcare professionals.

Receive a financial reward for your information.

Healthcare professionals may be entitled to a significant financial reward for becoming Medicare whistleblowers. Learn about receiving a financial reward for your information here.


Medicare Fraud News
he owner of a Fort Lauderdale Halfway House Sentenced to Twenty-eight Months imprisonment for being part of a Kickback Medicare Fraud Scheme
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The president and owner of a Fort Lauderdale halfway house was sentenced to a twenty eight months imprisonment period for her active involvement in a kickback fraud scheme that channeled patients to a fraudulent mental service health provider referred to as the American Therapeutic Corporation.

Los Angeles Man's Fraud Scheme Bilks Medicare of $18.9 Million, But Costs Perpetrator 77 Months
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Nearly a year after pleading guilty to creating a massive Medicare fraud scheme that involved the submission of fraudulent claims of more than $18.9 million to Medicare, a Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 77 months, or six years and five months, in prison for his offenses. By utilizing stolen identities of licensed doctors, the FBI determined that Eduard Aslanyan, 38, was submitting false prescription orders and facilitated the submission of fraudulent and unnecessary diagnostic tests through specialty clinics. This is not the first time Aslanyan has engaged in medical fraud, and he is presently incarcerated, serving a three-year term on a state assault charge.

Houston-area Nurses Sentenced in $5.2 million Medicare Scheme
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A Houston court sentenced two area nurses, as well as two of their co-conspirators, for their roles in a $5.2 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Health and Human Service announced.

Los Angeles Couple Sentenced in $14 Million Medicare Fraud Case
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A Los Angeles couple convicted of defrauding Medicare of $14.2 million has been sent to prison by a U.S. District Judge in the Central District of California. Christopher Iruke, 61, received a 15-year sentence, and his wife, Connie Ikpoh, 49, will serve three years. Iruke and Ikpoh were found guilty of multiple counts of health care fraud and conspiracy following their trial in August 2011. A third co-conspirator, Anna Marroquin, was sentenced to three years of supervised release, and two additional co-conspirators are awaiting sentencing. All of the defendants have also been ordered to pay $6.7 million in restitution.

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