HOUSTON – 4 Hillcroft Doctor medical employees, together with a medical director and operator, are in custody in reference to a $32 million well being care fraud scheme, the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace introduced.
Farrah Forough Farizani, 57; Hamid Reza Razavi, 60; Elie Hanna Hajjar, 48; and Juan Acuña, 64, have been charged with conspiracy to commit well being care fraud. Farizani, Razavi and Hajjar are additionally charged with 5 counts of creating false statements referring to well being care issues.
In line with courtroom paperwork, the 4 medical employees are accused of submitting false and fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare for providers that weren’t supplied as billed or weren’t supplied by a licensed, certified and enrolled supplier. The 4 are additionally accused of deceptive sufferers and employees to consider that Hajjar and Acuña had been licensed to follow medication in Texas.
Farizani and Razavi are additionally accused of directing Hajjar and Acuña to pose as licensed medical professionals, in accordance with the indictment.
Hajjar and Acuña are accused of analyzing, diagnosing, treating, referring and prescribing medication for sufferers, a lot of whom had been non-English-speaking Medicaid purchasers.
Farizani and Razavi are additionally accused of directing Hillcroft Physicians’ billing employees to submit false claims to Medicaid and Medicare as if Farizani had seen and handled the sufferers, even when Farizani was in another country.
In line with the indictment, the group submitted $31 million in claims to Medicaid, through which Medicaid paid $12.2 million. They’re additionally accused of submitted $600,000 in claims to Medicare, through which Medicare paid $250,000.
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