Three Miami Home Health agency owners are facing multiple charges for their alleged participation in a health care fraud scheme.
The United States Department of Justice arrested the trio -- Ailin Consuelo Rodriguez Sigler, 39; Zoila C. Rios, 57; and Tomas A. Rodriguez, 66 -- on Tuesday due to their actions as owners of Florida Patient Care Cooperation, a now defunct business.
The indictment alleges that from approximately January 2011 through November 2014, Sigler, Rios and Rodriguez were involved in a fraudulent scheme of billing Medicare for services that were medically unnecessary, not eligible for Medicare reimbursement, or were never provided.
According to the indictment, Sigler, Rios, Rodriguez and their co-conspirators allegedly caused the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare for home health therapy care, and physical and occupational therapy services purportedly provided by Florida Patient Care Corp.
The indictment acts as an allegation until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.