Rockwall Doctor Among 7 Accused of Health Care Fraud Scheme

Rockwall Doctor Among 7 Accused of Health Care Fraud Scheme

Seven accused of bilking $375M from Medicare, Medicaid

The owner of a Dallas-area medical service provider and six others were indicted in a massive health care fraud scheme that allegedly bilked Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million, authorities announced Tuesday.

The federal indictment accused Jacques Roy, a doctor who owned Medistat Group Associates in DeSoto, Texas, of leading a scheme that billed Medicare for home health services that were not medically necessary or were not done. Also indicted were Roy’s office manager as well as five owners of home health agencies.

The indictment alleged that from January 2006 through November 2011, Roy or others certified more Medicare beneficiaries for home health services and had more patients than any other medical practice in the U.S.

The indictment, filed in the Northern District of Texas and unsealed Tuesday, charges Jacques Roy, M.D., 54, of Rockwall, Texas; Cynthia Stiger, 49, of Dallas; Wilbert James Veasey Jr., 60, of Dallas; Cyprian Akamnonu, 63, of Cedar Hill, Texas; Patricia Akamnonu, RN, 48, of Cedar Hill; Teri Sivils, 44, of Midlothian, Texas; and Charity Eleda, RN, 51, of Rowlett, Texas, each with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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Rockwall Doctor Among 7 Accused of Health Care Fraud Scheme

There is not much I HATE worse than tax cheats, welfare cheats, food stamp cheats, Medicare and Medicaid cheats and those that empower the cheaters and those that make a fortune from the cheating.

These people are as guilty of robbery as someone that breaks into you home and steals from you, or someone that hacks your bank account and pilfers your hard earned money!

They are CROOKS and they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

Phone messages left with Medistat were not immediately returned, and emails sent to the company did not go through on Tuesday. A phone number for Roy’s home could not immediately be found.

U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana said that Roy used the home health agencies as “his soldiers on the ground to go door to door to recruit Medicare beneficiaries.”

These people have ROBBED us ALL, not just from the people of Texas, but from ALL American tax payers.

For example, Charity Eleda, one of the home health agency owners charged in the scheme, visited a Dallas homeless shelter to recruit homeless beneficiaries staying at the facility, paying recruiters $50 for each person they found, the indictment alleges. A message was left Tuesday at Eleda’s Dallas-based company, Charry Home Care Services, Inc.

I don’t know this Charity Eleda person but she is a neighbor to a former Rowlett City Councilman, and I KNOW that he lives in a fairly affluent neighborhood.

We have always heard the expression; ‘crime doesn’t pay’, well, for Charity Eleda it must have paid pretty well, at least for a while. I wonder if she would think it all worthwhile now?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also announced the suspension of an additional 78 home health agencies associated with Roy based on credible allegations of fraud against them.

Health care fraud is estimated to cost the government at least $60 billion a year, mainly in losses to Medicare and Medicaid.

Take em down, lock em up and throw away the key! These people, ALL of them, never need to breathe free air again.

Taxpayers have been robbed, folks that truly need healthcare have quite likely been denied, or, at the very least, have received less intensive care than they could have if the system weren’t over-run with cheats.

Burn em down and make a graphic example!

Edit to Add: Whistle-blower speaks out in Medicare fraud case

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6 Responses to Rockwall Doctor Among 7 Accused of Health Care Fraud Scheme

  1. ng4779 says:

    This is an outrage. Their greed penalizes everyone. Did you read the indictment?

    Don’t know if this works, but this is the link.
    jacques-roy-indictment.pdf – By Nitro PDF Software

    Recruiting and treating patients in homeless shelters is beyond pale.

  2. ng4779 says:

    That should have been recruiting patients from homeless shelters and treating them in a parking lot is beyond pale. These people are without shame.

  3. BobF says:

    375 million dollars! I wonder how it could go on for so long? I’m glad they finally got caught and stopped. Makes me wonder how many other doctors and health organizations are doing that?

  4. Eh gads…

    Perhaps a few years with Bubba and daily prostrate massages..?

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