Miami Doctor Sentenced For Defrauding Medicare $25M For Services Performed In Nicaragua
In another fraud scheme, four people in New York plead guilty for filing $4 million in false Medicare claims.
New Twist On Medicare Scam: Services Actually Were Provided — In Nicaragua
Only in Miami: A local doctor was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday for providing millions of dollars in medical services to U.S. expatriates at a clinic in Nicaragua — all fraudulently billed to the taxpayer-funded Medicare program. Dr. Santiago B. Montoya received the same punishment as his son, Rodney, a one-time lawyer, who was sentenced earlier this summer to four years in prison for his role in the unprecedented $25 million healthcare fraud scheme. The father and son, who cut plea deals, operated a clinic in Managua under the network of a now-closed managed-care business, Florida Healthcare Plus. (Weaver, 8/27)
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4 Plead Guilty In $4 Million NY Health Care Fraud Scheme
Four people connected to two clinics in Queens have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud in connection to more than $4 million in false Medicare claims. (8/27)