Corporate Compliance

Another Miami DME owner sentenced for Medicare fraud

Compliance Monitor, January 21, 2009

Alfredo F. Lopez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for healthcare fraud, according to a Department of Justice press release.
 
Lopez owned and controlled various durable medical equipment (DME) companies in Miami, FL, that collectively submitted more than $16.5 million in false claims to Medicare for services and equipment that were never provided.

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Rachelle (12/27/2012 at 5:51 PM)
Employee turnover? I have had the same ppolee working for me and with me since I started;Compliance regulations: I'm usually compliant before something even becomes a "regulation" ? more often than not, I'm glad when a regulation goes into effect because it almost always picks off some slackers who should have been doing more in the first place;Malpractice insurance: my rate actually dropped about $900 last year. My renewal comes up in 3 months, but I'm not anticipating any drastic increase.I don't really have any secrets, just a positive attitude and a lot of patience (and patients . I'm only 3 years out of school, so I'm sure most will think I'm naive, but I love what I do. I'm the worst kind of employer ? a micro-manager, a penny-pincher, a workaholic ? but it's worth it to me because ppolee need the type of information and help I can provide...the type of help a chiropractor can provide. I'm in an under-served and under-privileged community, but my attitude is that we will be a shining beacon of hope for those who might come in and see us. I have a fire and a passion to share with those around us...my family and I have truly been blessed and the least I could do would be to give some back.Don't get me wrong, I don't like staying up until 2am doing paperwork and SOAP notes from the ppolee I've seen that day, but it's the law, so I suck it up and deal with it. No use complaining about it ? complaining doesn't do anyone any good.I love the quote by Rey Bergstrom, "Obstacles are put in our way to find out if you really wanted a thing, or whether you just thought that you did." Well, I really want to do what I do, so obstacles are inconsequential to me....I just blast through them and focus on the future.

 

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