Corporate Compliance

Owners of a Detroit-area HIV infusion clinic convicted of Medicare fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, May 11, 2011

Martin and Joaquin Tasis, owners of a Detroit-area medical clinic, and co-conspirator Leoncio Alayon, were convicted for their roles in a $9.1 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

The owners ran Dearborn Rehabilitation and Medical Center (DMRC), a fraudulent HIV-infusion therapy clinic located in Dearborn, MI. According to the DOJ, the Tasis brothers paid kickbacks to patients in exchange for Medicare information, which they used to fraudulently bill Medicare for treatments they never provided. 

Between November 2005 and March 2007, DMRC billed approximately $9.1 million in claims to Medicare for injection therapy services that were never provided and were not medically necessary. Medicare paid approximately $6 million of those claims.

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