Corporate Compliance

Four Puerto Rico residents indicted for Medicaid fraud

Compliance Monitor, March 11, 2009

A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted four individuals with charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, as well as soliciting and receiving kickbacks, according to a Caribbean Net News article.
According to the article, Carlos Pentzke-Chamorro, MD, former owner and operator of Eastern Cardio Diagnostic Inc., failed to appropriately render nerve conduction studies in accordance with Medicare regulations.
Others named in the indictments include Ligia Lemus De Pentzke (Pentzke’s wife) and Myriam Rodríguez-Santiago, who were employed at Eastern Cardio Diagnostic Inc., and allegedly conspired with Pentzke. The indictment also named Oscar Arroyo-Nieves MD, who allegedly received kickbacks in exchange for his participation in the scheme, according to the article.

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