It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas! And in no less than five days, Christmas Day will officially be here. On behalf of the entire Allegiant Experts team, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope that this holiday season will actually be your happiest yet and that your 2019 is your best year to date.

If you’re a lawyer who has taken on a case involving either health care fraud or medical misconduct, our team of clinical experts would be happy to discuss with you the various ways we may be able to help. If having a happy new year would involve getting assistance via expert clinical services that bridge the disciplines of medicine, coding and billing, we are definitely the team to call!

Feel free to contact us before the holidays officially get underway.

We know you may want to enjoy your holiday season with family members and friends. Naturally, our team would prefer to do the same. But getting the ball rolling on some help with your case may be just what you need to truly have happy holidays!

At Allegiant Experts, we know how important family is. Like most people, we like having our relatives take part in our holiday festivities. This is especially true if those relatives don’t live close to home. Having family visit from far distances during the holidays makes celebrations extra festive.

Speaking of “close to home”…

We can’t help but notice when instances of health care fraud take place in our home state of Florida. While the Allegiant Experts Blog covers a wide range of stories from all over North America, there are many that emanate from the sunshine state that grab our attention. Before the holidays get underway, we’d like to bring to your attention a recent story about a Miami-area pharmacy owner who was recently sentenced to prison for health care fraud.

As reported, earlier this week, by the United States Department of Justice, 48 year-old Antonio Perez Jr. of Miami Beach received a sentence of 87 months in prison for his role in defrauding Medicare of over $8.4 million over the course of six years. As part of his scheme, Perez submitted claims for prescription drugs that were never provided to beneficiaries.

Perez was also ordered to pay $8,415,824 in restitution and to forfeit the same amount.

In addition, “Perez was ordered to forfeit four Miami-area properties worth approximately $700,000 and multiple bank accounts totaling over $250,000,” says the DoJ report, “Perez previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.”

The report goes on to detail how Perez owned a pharmacy known as Valles Pharmacy Discount. He admitted to agreeing to pay illegal health care kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for a promise from the beneficiaries to fill their prescriptions at his pharmacy and allow his business to submit claims to Medicare for prescription drugs that would go unfilled.

While we don’t anticipate Perez having a very happy holiday season, we certainly hope that you will! For more information about our clinical expert services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 407-217-5831 or email us at info@allegiantexperts.com. Happy Holidays!