Texas home-health agency indicted in $13 million Medicare fraud: U.S. Justice Dept.

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents arrested and indicted the owners and administrators of a Texas-based home-health agency on Tuesday for defrauding Medicare of around $13 million through billing for unnecessary or non-existent services, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

The agency owned by Ebong Tilong and Marie Neba allegedly devised a web of kickbacks where physicians authorized home-health services and patients in on the scheme received a share of the payments, the department said.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Doina Chiacu)