Posts Tagged ‘Serendipity Home Health’

Miami HHA Patient Recruiter Sentenced to 37 Months $20 Million Fraud Scheme

May 7, 2013

A patient recruiter for a Miami health care company was sentenced today to serve 37 months in prison for his participation in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme. Manuel Lozano, 65, was sentenced to serve two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1,851,000 in restitution, jointly and severally with co-conspirators.

In February 2013, Lozano pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to receive health care kickbacks. According to court documents, Lozano was a patient recruiter who worked for Serendipity Home Health, a Miami home health care agency that purported to provide home health and therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries. (more…)

Miami Patient Recruiter in Medicare Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 3 Years

April 2, 2013

A patient recruiter for a Miami home health company was sentenced to three years in prison for a scheme in which he billed Medicare for unnecessary services in exchange for kickbacks, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The recruiter, Vladimir Jiminez, will also pay $950,000 in restitution, along with the other co-defendants in the case, which centered on a company called Serendipity. “From approximately January 2006 through March 2009, Serendipity submitted approximately $20 million in claims for home health services that were not medically necessary and/or not provided. Medicare actually paid approximately $14 million for these fraudulent claims.” (more…)

Two Patient Recruiters of Miami HHA Plead Guilty in $20 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

February 7, 2013

Two patient recruiters for a Miami home health care company have pleaded guilty for their participation in a $20 million home health Medicare fraud scheme. Manuel Lozano, 65, and Vladimir Jimenez, 43, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to receive health care kickbacks.

According to the court documents, both Lozano and Jimenez were patient recruiters who worked for Serendipity Home Health, a Miami home health care agency that claimed to provide home health and therapy services to Medicare beneficiaries. (more…)

Two Owners and Two Employees of Miami Home Health Agency Plead Guilty in $20 Million Fraud Scheme

April 3, 2012

By publishing announcements about home health fraud, HCAF demonstrates its commitment to honest providers throughout the state by shining a spotlight on the dishonest providers, eager to provide hope and validation to the good and send a message to the bad actors that their days are numbered.

WASHINGTON – Two owners and two employees of a Miami home health care agency pleaded guilty for their participation in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false billings for home health care services, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services. (more…)