In June 2017, Jorge Jesus Cubilla Fernandez was arrested in Largo, Florida on a traffic citation, which led to an arrest on federal charges after being indicted in April 2013. Fernandez was the owner and operator of Jet Medical Supply, a DME company based in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the indictment, Jet Medical billed Medicare for wound care supplies and was reimbursed approximately $900,000 from May 2010 until February 2011.
The investigation revealed that a number of billings submitted by Jet Medical were for beneficiaries whose Medicare numbers had been compromised and/or had been associated with fraud by another provider. In addition, Jet Medical allegedly billed for items, benefits, products, supplies, or services purportedly provided to beneficiaries located outside of Kentucky, mainly from Florida.
Interviews with the Medicare beneficiaries who purportedly received DME and services from Jet Medical revealed that they never received DME or any services from Jet Medical.
In February 2018, Fernandez plead guilty to Misprision of a Felony. On May 2, 2018, Fernandez was sentenced to 1 year of probation, including 6 months of home incarceration, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $973,057.42.
- Health Care Fraud