Corporate Compliance

Infusion clinic owners and employee plead guilty to healthcare fraud

Compliance Monitor, January 28, 2009

The owners and operators of two Miami-area HIV infusion clinics along with a phlebotomist employed by one of the clinics pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud charges on January 14, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
 
Juan A. “Tony” Marrero and Belkis Marrero admitted they owned and operated Medcore Group LLC and M&P Group of South Florida Inc. as a means to defraud the Medicare program. The Marreros admitted that all their patients received kickbacks for the use of their Medicare information.
 
Luz Borrego, the phlebotomist, admitted her role in the scheme was to administer unnecessary drugs intravenously to HIV patients.

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