Posts Tagged ‘Willsand Home Health Inc.’

Owner of Miami HHA Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for $42 Million Fraud Scheme

October 16, 2012
The owner and operator of a Miami health care agency was sentenced this week to 120 months in prison for his participation in a $42 million home health Medicare fraud scheme.

Eulises Escalona, 44, of Monroe County, Fla., was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $26.5 million in restitution. (more…)

Miami Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty in $42 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

August 3, 2012

The owner and operator of a Miami health care agency pleaded guilty yesterday for his participation in a $42 million home health Medicare fraud scheme, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Eulises Escalona, 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. In addition, as part of his plea agreement, Escalona agreed to forfeit to the government two residential properties and cash proceeds of the fraud contained in several bank accounts.┬á (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…)