Raquel Paragas and DR Home Healthcare Agreed to Pay $112,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Improper Remuneration in Exchange for Referrals
On October 21, 2021, Raquel Paragas (Paragas) and DR Home Healthcare, LLC, Lemont, Illinois, entered into a $112,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Paragas offered and paid improper remuneration to a doctor in exchange for Medicare beneficiary referrals to her home health agency DR Home Healthcare, LLC. OIG’s Office of Investigations and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsel Gregory Becker with the assistance of Chief Investigator Amber Mahmood, collaborated to achieve this settlement.
- Date:October 21, 2021
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions