Corporate Compliance

Two defendants plead guilty to Medicare fraud

Compliance Monitor, July 9, 2008

On July 2, Mabel Diaz and Suleidy Cano pleaded guilty to charges they participated in a scheme that cost the Medicare program $148 million in false claims.
 
Mabel Diaz’s husband Abner Diaz pleaded guilty June 20 to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and one count of healthcare fraud for his part in the scheme. Mabel Diaz pleaded guilty to the same charges, while Cano pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
 
The Diazes co-owned and operated All-Med Billing Corp., a medical billing company based in Miami, where Cano was employed.
 
All-Med submitted more than $419 million worth of claims for durable medical equipment that was never ordered by physicians or delivered to the beneficiaries. As a result of the claims, Medicare paid approximately $148, million to the suppliers.
 
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