UPDATED @ 7:47 PM. State Rep. Ed Henry arrested and charged in health care fraud caseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 07 2018 4:56 PM
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama formally charged and arrested state Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, on Thursday in connection with a pill farm operation in Montgomery.
In a statement after his arrest, the office says that Henry entered an agreement with Montgomery physician Dr. Gilberto Sanchez to defraud the U.S. government in a Medicare scheme orchestrated by a healthcare company, MyPractice24, that was owned and operated by Henry for at least 2 years.
“Under that agreement, MyPractice24 would provide various kickbacks to Dr. Sanchez and his staff in return for the providers at Dr. Sanchez’s practice referring Medicare beneficiaries to MyPractice24 for chronic care management services,” the office said. “Among the kickbacks provided were direct payments to a member of the staff, free chronic care management services, free medical billing services, and free clinical services unrelated to the provision of chronic care management services.”
UPDATED @ 7:47 PM
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