Couple who stole Parkland, Baylor patient names to bill Medicare get federal prison time

Almost six years after I first reported on this breach and almost three years after they pleaded guilty,  a Texas couple has been sentenced to prison. Kevin Krause reports:

A Dallas company enticed patients to use Medicare-funded home health care they didn’t need by giving them grocery gift cards and cash, federal prosecutors say.

Dallas Home Health Care owner Viju Mathew and his wife, Mariamma Viju, were sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for their scheme, which even pitched the health services as a way to sign up for free housekeeping.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Brasher said the company provided Parkland Memorial Hospital patients services meant for the homebound even though some of them were spotted mowing their lawns and driving.

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