Corporate Compliance

News: Woman faces 10 years in prison for Medicare fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, August 31, 2011

A Detroit-area occupational therapist pleaded guilty August 25 for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme, according to a press release by the US Department of Justice.

Carol Gant, 66, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In 2005, Gant worked for Jos Campau Physical Therapy and created and signed falsified occupational therapy files. Gant created patient evaluation forms for Medicare beneficiaries whom she had never met, seen, or evaluated, according to the DOJ.

Between approximately June 2005 and May 2007, Gant and her co-conspirators at Jos Campau submitted or caused the submission of fraudulent claims to the Medicare program totaling approximately $897,512 for occupational therapy services that were never rendered, according to the DOJ.

Read more on the Department of Justice website.

 

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