Thursday, December 6, 2007

$150,000 to United Healthcare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Former Hearing Aid Center Owner Sentenced in Health Care Fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The owner of two Connecticut hearing aid centers has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a federal health care fraud charge.
Walter Rochefort of Avon is the former owner of one hearing center in Bristol and another in Plainville. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty in September.
He was also ordered to pay more than $150,000 to United Healthcare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Rochefort also has state charges pending in New Britain Superior Court. Last December he and an office manager were arrested by state officials for alleged fraud.
Rochefort is accused of billing the state's Medicaid program for hearing aids for dead people, creating fictitious invoices for services never provided, and attempting to avoid a government audit by staging and reporting a fake burglary.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

1 comment: said...

Call GOP contributor Rite Aid at 1-800-325-3737 and tell the person to get the CEO to get the GOP to enact HR 676 Single payer universal health care and repeal Medicare Part D and place the drug benefit in Medicare Part B covering 80% of drugs with no extra premiums, no extra deductibles, no means tests, no coverage gaps, and remove the means test for Medicare Part B and until that happens, you won't buy ANYTHING from Rite Aid.