Corporate Compliance

Twenty FL residents charged with participation in $200 million Medicare fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, February 23, 2011

Twenty southern Florida residents were indicted for various healthcare fraud, kickback, and money laundering charges related to their alleged participation in a $200 million fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

According to the DOJ, the defendants worked with and for American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC) and Medlink Professional Management Group Inc. The defendants submitted false claims for mental health services administered at ATC facilities that were medically unnecessary or not provided at all. Various defendants also allegedly paid patient brokers and owners/operators of halfway houses and assisted living facilities in exchange for delivering patients to ATC facilities. 

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