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Home Health Boss Sentenced for $7M in Fraud

The director of a Miami home health care agency will serve 57 months in prison for his role in a $7 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Miami Herald reports.  
A federal judge sentenced Armando Buchillon of Hialeah for fraudulently billing Medicare for procedures such as physical therapy that never were performed at his company, Anna Nursing Services Corp., the Herald reports. Buchillon’s plea to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud also includes an order to pay $1.89 million in restitution, according to the Herald.

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