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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:58 AM

Sacramento nurse charged in $31 million Medicare kickback scheme, feds say

A Sacramento registered nurse has been charged in a massive Medicare fraud scheme that cost the federal health care program $31 million in payouts, court documents say.

John Eby, whose Facebook page says he is a nursing care coordinator at Mercy General Hospital, was charged in a two-count information filed in Sacramento federal court Thursday with conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks and receipt of health care kickbacks.

Eby did not respond to a voicemail left for him at Mercy General or to a message left with his wife.

His attorney, William Portanova, said Eby is cooperating with prosecutors.

“The Medicare bureaucracy is a complex one, and mistakes were made,” Portanova said.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article235277182.html

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Reply Sacramento nurse charged in $31 million Medicare kickback scheme, feds say (Original post)
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Indykatie Sep 21 #1

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:34 AM

1. Sac Bee's headline is More Dramatic than the Actual Crime

It led me to think the Gov was ripped off for $31 million. The reality is that providers were entitled to payment for their services but had the business steered to them over other providers by a discharge planning nurse in return for $250,000 in kickback payments.

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