A federal grand jury indicted two home health agency on allegations that they fraudulently billed Medicare more than $10 million.
The indictment alleges that Tataw and Anglea Bisong, co-owners of SierCam Healthcare Services LLC, billed Medicare for home health services that were not medically necessary or not actually provided as billed.
Under the alleged scheme, the Bisongs paid SierCam patients to sign up for medically unnecessary home health services and provided free transportation and covered the copayments and other fees at doctor’s office visits to facilitate their health care fraud scheme.
It is also alleged that they created created false medical records to make it appear the services met Medicare’s criteria for reimbursement.
They were charged with six counts of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
Source: Two area home health agency owners charged in health care fraud and illegal kickback scheme