money-pile.jpgMIAMI, FLORIDA (May 3, 20100) – American Therapeutic Corporation and Medlink Professional Management Group have closed their doors following guilty pleas in a $200 million Medicare fraud case. The companies could face $80 million in penalties. Both have had their assets frozen.
The companies’ owners also admitted guilt to health care fraud conspiracy, illegal health care kickbacks and money laundering crimes. The perpetrators used Medicare sleep studies claims as the avenue for the fraud and falsified patient files to quality for payments.
In addition, assisted living facilities’ and half-way houses’ personnel, as well as patient brokers sent the company patients that were ineligible to receive Medicare reimbursement for the studies. A few patients also received kickbacks for their participation.
Sentencing for the two corporations is scheduled for this coming July, and the companies face maximum penalties of $80 million.
Healthcare Fraud Blog Publisher, Attorney Robert Malove, is an expert criminal trial lawyer as recognized by The Florida Bar. Mr. Malove has extensive experience in the area of health care fraud defense.
Mr. Malove has extensive experience in the area of money laundering and kickbacks and represents the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Pain Management, and Florida Society of Neurology and has filed an amicus curiae brief in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Florida statutes regulating the operation of pain clinics, i.e., pill mills.
If you, or someone you know is facing prosecution as a result of aggressive law enforcement activity of money laundering or kickbacks, make sure you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the issues.
Federal Healthcare Fraud Strike Force teams are currently operating in 9 locations: Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Chicago.
If you or someone you know is a healthcare provider and in need of serious pill mills, doctor shopping or any healthcare fraud defense, please contact attorney Robert Malove, co-author of the noted treatise,
WHITE COLLAR CRIME: HEALTH CARE FRAUD (West)(2010-2011 ed.) to arrange an immediate consultation.