Corporate Compliance

Consultant sentenced in healthcare fraud case

Compliance Monitor, February 11, 2009

On February 4, a federal judge sentenced William King, a consultant for skilled nursing facilities in Alabama, to two years in prison followed by two years supervised release for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
According to the DOJ, King caused several skilled nursing facilities to submit false information to Medicare fiscal intermediaries for utilization review services.
“This case should make it perfectly clear that the OIG will actively investigate and prosecute not only crooked healthcare professionals and companies, but also those consultants who too often are responsible for Medicare fraud,” said Melody Jackson, special agent in charge for the OIG’s Atlanta region.

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