Home Health

DOJ alleges $10 million home health fraud scheme

A Texas home health agency owner is accused of fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $10 million, according to a release by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern District of Texas.

Okorie Oko, 63, of Fresno, was arrested Thursday, April 28, 2022, and faces a five-count indictment, along with patient recruiter Henry C. Dobbins, 57, of Houston.

Oko allegedly billed Medicare for home health services that were never provided and created false medical records, as well as allegedly paying kickbacks to Dobbins, patients and  marketers employed to obtain new patient referrals.

See the DOJ release: https://bit.ly/3vQ9XF7.