Houston Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced to 480 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid of More Than $17 Million
WASHINTON - The owner and operator of five Houston-area home health agencies was sentenced on Thursday to 480 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Medicare and the State of Texas' Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) and Primary Home Care (PHC) Programs of more than $17 million and launder the money that he stole from Medicare and Medicaid. The HCBS and PHC Programs provided qualified individuals with in-home attendant and community-based services that are known commonly as "provider attendant services" (PAS). This case marks the largest PAS fraud case charged in Texas history.
- Date:August 18, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions