NJ Home Health Provider Gets 2 Years For Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The onetime owner of a Hammonton, N.J., company that provided home-based physician services to senior citizens landed a two-year prison sentence on Thursday for puffing up patient visits in Medicare billings, which led to $511,000 in illegal profits.

Lori Reaves, a 52-year-old geriatric physician, admitted in March to one count of health care fraud before U.S. Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court. The founder of Visiting Physician Associates of South Jersey, Reaves was the highest-billing home care provider among more than 24,000 doctors in...
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