October 10, 2019

Texas Physician Convicted in $16 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

After a 6-day trial, a federal jury in Texas found a physician guilty in participating in a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme.  Dr. Yolanda Hamilton signed false and fraudulent plans of care and submitted claims for home health services for which her patients did not qualify.  Hamilton was the owner and operator of HMS Health and Wellness Center, PLLC, a medical clinic in Houston, Texas.  She and her co-conspirators paid the patients to sign up and recertify for home health services when those services were often not medically necessary, not provided, or both.