ABC news reports “Federal officials say they have taken down the largest Medicare fraud scheme investigators have ever discovered: a $375 million dollar home healthcare scam operating in the Dallas, Texas area.
The alleged “mastermind” of the fraud, Dr. Jacques Roy, is charged with certifying hundreds of fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement, and pocketing millions in payments for services not needed, or never delivered.
According to the indictment, Dr. Roy and his co-conspirators, for years, ran a well-oiled fraudulent enterprise in the Dallas area, making millions by recruiting thousands of patients for unnecessary services, and billing Medicare for those services.
He allegedly hid much of his Medicare money in an offshore account in the Cayman Islands.”
Read more HERE.
It’s time for an investigation into the state of Maine.
Repeated requests were made for a full investigation into Medicare/Medicaid payments that were paid out in excess for prescription drugs that were not needed, medical equipment that was not needed and stays (against the will of a person) at a local hospital and nursing home in Biddeford. This has been brushed under the rug. The Maine Bureau of Corporations did not have any filing in the name of the nursing home. It was discovered through the Medicaid printout that North Country Health Care Assoc. received Medicaid payments for the nursing home in 1998 and their license was cancelled in the 1980′s.
An investigation is warranted into monies given to a corporation that was not licensed at the time of receipt of Medicaid funding , North Country Health Care Assoc. Read more HERE.
Former Governor John Baldacci had nearly 20 years to work on health care issues to include Medicaid funding and elder abuse which continues today. However, he chose instead to further his personal agenda with the help of his campaign contributors, ie. North Country Associates, at the expense of taxpayers and the precious lives of our family members.
Medicaid printout, click here.
Baldacci campaign contributors