Two DFW Doctors and Four Others Charged with Medicare Fraud

Two Dallas-area physicians and four other healthcare workers have been indicted for allegedly participating in a $13.4 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health services, according to the FBI. The two doctors — Dr. Angel Claudio, 60, of Hood County, Texas, and Dr. Kelly Robinett, 66, of Denton County, Texas — have each been charged … Continued

Two Texans Convicted in Separate Health Care Fraud Cases

A San Angelo psychiatrist and a Denton nurse have been convicted of health care fraud in two separate cases. Dr. Robert Hadley Gross of San Angelo pleaded guilty to health care fraud and has been sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $1.8 million in restitution.  He was indicted … Continued

Dallas County Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

A 48-year-old Dallas County woman has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $887,809 in restitution following her guilty plea to one count of health care fraud. Brenda Ward of Cedar Hill, Texas, formerly president and CEO of H.E.L.P.-Ing Communities Inc. (HCI), pleaded guilty to participating in a Medicaid fraud … Continued

Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

A 60-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud in an alleged scheme that netted him more than $2 million over a three-year period, according to a news report. Robert Manning pleaded guilty to conspiring with five other people, including a Houston area doctor, to defraud Medicare through bogus billing for … Continued

How Health Care Fraud is Prosecuted

According to the FBI, health care fraud is estimated to cost the U.S. more than $3 trillion every year.  Also known as Medicaid or Medicare fraud, health care fraud typically occurs when a health care provider — either an individual or a company — attempts to collect illegitimate reimbursements from federal health care programs by … Continued

Houston Psychiatrist Convicted in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Case

Dr. Sharon Iglehart, a 58-year-old Houston psychiatrist, has been convicted by a federal jury of participating in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved filing false claims for mental health treatment, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Iglehart was convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of … Continued

Houston Hospital President Gets 45-Year Sentence for Health Care Fraud

The former president of Houston’s Riverside Hospital has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud by billing Medicare $158 million for mental health services that were never provided or medically unnecessary. Earnest Gibson III, his son Earnest Gibson IV and group-home owner Regina Askew were convicted last October … Continued

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