McAllen woman charged in Medicare kickback conspiracy

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(Source: MGN Online)

A McAllen woman is facing charges for conspiring to pay illegal kickbacks.

According to U.S. District Attorney Ryan Patrick, Claudia Haro, 44, was charged with one count of making false statements to federal agents.

The indictment stated that Haro was engaged in a conspiracy from 2011 through 2016.

Haro and her co-conspirators allegedly paid kickbacks to physicians and various other individuals in exchange for beneficiary referral and certification and for services and supplies billed to Medicare and Medicaid, according to the indictment.

The indictment added that Haro delivered cash payments in return for the referral of beneficiaries to a home health agency and other providers with whom Haro was associated.

If convicted of any of the charges, Haro faces up to five years in prison.

The FBI, Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice of Inspector General, Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Texas Health and Human Services Commission conducted the investigation.


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