On January 24, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement claiming that Marietha Morales, the owner of Prime Home Health, and Eduardo Saborit Dominguez, an employee the agency, plead guilty to their involvement in a 22 million home health care fraud scheme before U.S. District Judge Seitz. Morales confirmed that she was guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and her employee Saborit Dominguez pleaded guilty to his involvement of violating the anti-kickback statue.
Prime Home Health Services Inc., was a Florida home healthcare center, which included physical therapy services, to those individuals who were eligible for Medicare benefits. The employees at the agency produced patient files to make it look like patients were qualified for more benefits than needed. Beginning in February 2005 to April 2011, the agency collected over $22 million in false claims to Medicare. Medicare reportedly paid about $14 million to those claims.
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