Posts Tagged ‘Ronat Home Health Care Inc.’

Owner of Miami Home Health Company Pleads Guilty in $60 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

August 15, 2012

The owner of a Miami health care agency pleaded guilty this week for his participation in a $60 million home health Medicare fraud scheme, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Rodolfo Nieto Jr., 40, of Miami, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga in the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to receive health care kickbacks. (more…)

Four South Florida Home Care Agencies and 24 Employees Involved in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Takedown

May 3, 2012

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that 59 South Florida residents were charged as part of a nationwide coordinated takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations, which included 24 home care professionals who worked for four now-shuttered home health agencies in Miami. South Florida accounts for $137 million in false billing among multiple provider types, including home care agencies.

HCAF previously reported that this nationwide takedown has resulted in charges against 107 individuals in seven cities for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $452 million in false billing. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the coordinated takedown involved the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single takedown in the Strike Force’s history.

The following cases involve Florida home care agencies and those employees who have been charged: (more…)