Pair Indicted for Exploiting Adult Day Care Patients

A physician, Osama Balhir Nahas, and an employee, Isabel Moreno Pruneda, have been charged for their roles in a health care fraud scheme involving the submission of more than $3.5 million in claims to Medicare. Nahas, Pruneda, and other co-conspirators used their access to adult day care facilities to perform a variety of unnecessary medical tests and procedures and order prescriptions for expensive medications that were not needed. Most of the patients were allegedly elderly or disabled and lacked the capacity to consent to the examinations, tests, and other procedures that Nahas and Pruneda performed. Read more.