Corporate Compliance

Infusion clinic owner, physician sentenced to prison for $2.3 million fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, March 9, 2011

An owner and a physician associated with a Detroit-area infusion therapy clinic will serve 120 months and 97 months in prison, respectively, for participating in a $2.3 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

In addition to their prison terms, Juan De Oleo, 51, an owner of Xpress Center Inc. (XPC), and Rosa Genao, MD, 52, a physician associated with XPC, will jointly pay $1.7 million in restitution.   

According to the DOJ, XPC existed for the sole reason of defrauding Medicare. Genao wrote down fictitious symptoms in the patient charts maintained by the clinic in order to justify expensive and exotic medications that the clinic billed to Medicare. Evidence showed that the physicians did not refer patients to the clinic. XPC recruited the patients and paid them kickbacks to induce them to sign documents indicating they received the services billed to Medicare.

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