Arrests Made by Newly Created Central Florida Health Care Fraud Strike Force

corruption.jpgRecently state and federal authorities announced a regional health care fraud strike force in the Tampa and Orlando region. In what may be one of the first operations of that strike force, a Lakeland, Florida couple, Lilian Pagkaliwangan, 40, and Raymundo P. Arellano, 42, operators of Lakeland Therapy Providers Inc. and Optimum Therapy Inc., were arrested for health care fraud with respect to the operation of those businesses. The charges include alleged fraudulent billing for services not provided.
According to the indictment the couple submitted claims for reimbursement for medical services not rendered, including services that were claimed to have been provided on days when the patients were not present at the clinic and couldn’t receive services.
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