According to the U.S. Justice Department, a Detroit-area Physical Therapist Assistant, Syed Shah, has pleaded guilty to participating in a $22 million home health care fraud.
Prosecutors say that the 51 year old West Bloomfield man acknowledged that he conspired to bill Medicare for home health services that weren’t performed or were not medically necessary. These actions occurred between 2008 and 2012.
Mr. Shah will be sentenced on November 19th and he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Long prison sentences such as this are further evidence of the Federal government’s crackdown on health care fraud. The Federal government is ramping up its investigation and prosecution efforts in an effort to combat the billions of dollars lost annually to Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
If you or someone you know is the target of a fraud investigation, or if you have already been indicted, contact the experienced team of fraud attorneys at Fausone Bohn, LLP, at (248) 380-0000 or online at www.MichiganFraudLawyer.com.