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Detroit-Area Nurse gets 30-month Prison Sentence for Signing False Medical Documentation for HHA

On November 19, 2012, Anthony Parkman, RN, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay approximately $451,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Nurse Parkman was paid to sign medical documentation for alleged patients of 4 HHAs: Physicians Choice Home Health Care LLC, First Care Home Health Care LLC, Quantum Home Care Inc and Moonlite Home Care Inc for skilled nursing services that were never rendered for the purpose of seeking reimbursement from Medicare. Parkman was paid approximately $150 for each falsified file that he signed. From approximately December 2008 through September 2011, Medicare paid approximately $451,000 to these 4 HHAs for fraudulent skilled nursing claims based on Nurse Parkman’s falsified files.

The attorneys at The Health Law Partners have a significant amount of experience in the defense of health care fraud investigations. For more information regarding such matters, please contact Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or riwrey@thehlp.com.

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