Florida Man Convicted in $67M ‘Doctor Chase’ Genetic Testing Healthcare Fraud Scheme

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Another defendant who was part of a multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud scheme tied to unnecessary genetic testing has been convicted by a federal jury. Jose Goyos of West Palm Beach was indicted in February 2022 along with nine others in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged roles in a $67 million healthcare fraud, wire…

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South Florida Man Who Received Kickbacks in $73M Genetic Testing Scheme Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

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Just before his Medicare fraud trial was to start, a Florida man who helped recruit telemedicine doctors as part of a $73 million genetic testing scheme to defraud Medicare pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks. Michael Stein admitted that he, through his company 1523 Holdings LLC, agreed to receive $50,000 per month in exchange for recruiting…

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Genetic Testing Kickback Scheme Settled

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Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ocenture LLC and its subsidiary, Carelumina LLC, agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations that they paid and received kickbacks in connection with genetic testing samples. It was alleged that Ocenture solicited genetic testing samples from Medicare beneficiaries directly and through other marketers. The company then paid physicians to falsely attest that…

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Genetic Testing and DME Fraud Crackdown Nets a Dozen South Floridians

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Healthcare fraud involving genetic testing and durable medical equipment (DME) have become a focus for federal investigators in recent years and another twelve South Floridians find themselves in the midst of the crackdown. Earlier this month, Zachary S. Seid, 35, of Boynton Beach and Anthony Cracchiolo, 42 of Parkland were arrested and charged with four…

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