TG-1 * Transgallaxys Forum 1

Advanced search  


Alarm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern!
Hochstaplerin gibt sich als Impfärztin aus!

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Australia on fire
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Die Hersteller eines Trottel-Mobiles verfolgen uns!
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Deutsche Massenmörder, voll voraus!
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Warnung vor den lebensgefährlichen Lügen der Hahnemann-Gesellschaft
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Corona-Impfung: Spanien plant zentrales Register für Impfverweigerer
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
@homeopathy_inh fällt schon wieder voll auf die Schnauze
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Deutschland ist am Arsch von Europa:
In einem Jahr, im Januar 2022, sind die mit dem Impfen immer noch nicht fertig!
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mr. Donald Trump and leading members of his Mr. Donald Trump's Camp Auschwitz Party will come in with Airplane Number One on Frankfurt Airport. The leading members of the Republican Party (the party's second name) will immediately begin with the construction work on Ground Zero.

Meanwhile in Nancy Pelosi's office:

Pages: [1]

Author Topic: Trump grants clemency to egregious healthcare fraudster  (Read 10 times)


  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 720
Trump grants clemency to egregious healthcare fraudster
« on: January 12, 2021, 02:20:02 PM »

Consumer Health Digest #21-01
January 10, 2021

Consumer Health Digest is a free weekly e-mail newsletter edited by William M. London, Ed.D., M.P.H
., with help from Stephen Barrett, M.D
. It summarizes scientific reports; legislative developments; enforcement actions; news reports; Web site evaluations; recommended and nonrecommended books; and other information relevant to consumer protection and consumer decision-making. Its primary focus is on health, but occasionally it includes non-health scams and practical tips.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans updated

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025
to provide science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, help reduce the risk of chronic disease, and meet nutritional needs. Unlike previous versions, the 2020–2025 version provides guidance by life stage—from birth through older adulthood—and includes pregnant and lactating women.
[USDA and HHS just released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025
. ODPHP news release, Dec 29, 2020]

There are four overarching guidelines:

*** Follow a healthy dietary pattern at every life stage.

*** Customize and enjoy nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural traditions, and budgetary considerations.

*** Focus on meeting food-group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages, and stay within calorie limits.

*** Limit foods and beverages higher in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium, and limit alcoholic beverages.

Four key recommendations support the guidelines:

*** Limit added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day for children ages two and older and avoid added sugars for infants and toddlers.

*** Limit saturated fat to less than 10% of calories per day starting at age two.

*** Limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day (or less if younger than 14).

*** Limit alcoholic beverages (if consumed) to two drinks or fewer per day for men and one drink or fewer per day for women.

Three dietary principles can help people follow the guidelines:

*** Meet nutrient needs primarily from foods and beverages (not supplements).

*** Choose a variety of options from each food group.

*** Pay attention to portion size.

Trump grants clemency to egregious healthcare fraudster

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Philip Esformes
of Miami Beach, whose crimes involved $1.3 billion in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for services at his network of nursing and assisted-living facilities in Florida.

Esformes was convicted in 2019 in what federal prosecutors termed

"the largest healthcare fraud scheme ever charged by the Department of Justice."

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 20 felony counts. Esformes must still pay the amount left of the $5.5 million in restitution that was part of his sentence. In their pre-sentencing memorandum
, federal prosecutors described Esformes' conduct as "pernicious, premeditated, and part of a lifelong pattern of disrespect for the law. . . . This was not one criminal act, but hundreds of choices to break the law, even thousands, for more than a decade."
[Hiltzik M. He was convicted in a historic healthcare fraud. Trump is letting him walk free.
yahoo! news, Dec 29, 2020] A 2016 indictment
of Esformes, hospital administrator Odette Barcha, and physician assistant Arnaldo Carmouze, alleged:

*** Esformes’ network of facilities gave him access to thousands of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

*** Many of these beneficiaries did not qualify for skilled nursing home care or for placement in an assisted-living facility; however, Esformes and his co-conspirators nevertheless admitted them to Esformes Network facilities where the beneficiaries received medically unnecessary services that were billed to Medicare and Medicaid.

*** Esformes and his co-conspirators further enriched themselves by receiving kickbacks to steer these beneficiaries to other providers who performed medically unnecessary treatments that were billed to Medicare and Medicaid.

*** To hide them from law enforcement, kickbacks were often paid in cash, or were disguised as payments to charitable donations, payments for services, and sham lease payments.

*** Esformes and hospital administrator Odette Barcha were also charged with obstructing justice.

Court documents indicate that in 2006, Esformes paid $15.4 million to resolve a civil fraud case that involved unnecessarily admitting patients from his assisted-living facilities into a Miami-area hospital.

Tooth-breaking dentist indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted Scott Charmoli, 60, of Grafton, Wisconsin, for allegedly:

engaging in a scheme whereby he falsely advised patients that they needed crowns, purposefully damaged the patients’ teeth during crown procedures, and subsequently submitted x-rays and photographs of the damaged teeth to insurance companies to obtain insurance coverage for the crowns
making materially false and fraudulent statements to insurance companies in connection with the delivery of and payment for health care benefits by submitting x-rays and photographs of teeth he had purposefully altered
performing over $2,000,000 worth of crown procedures between January 1, 2018, and August 7, 2019.
The indictment
charges Charmoli with multiple counts of health care fraud and false statements relating to health care matters. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, up to a $250,000 fine, and a $100 Special Assessment.
[Grafton, Wisconsin, dentist indicted for health care fraud scheme that involved purposefully damaging patients’ teeth
. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin news release, Dec 16, 2020]

Young fake doctor arrested again

Malachi Love-Robinson, 23, of West Palm Beach, Florida, who was released from prison in September 2019 after serving nearly two years of a three-and-a-half-year sentence for grand theft and practicing medicine without a license
, has been arrested again, this time on charges of grand theft and fraud. As a contract employee for a freight company in Delray Beach, Love-Robinson allegedly diverted more than $9,000 of customers’ payments into his personal account.
[Roustan WK. He served prison time after posing as a doctor. Now ‘Dr. Love’ has been arrested again
. Sun-Sentinel, Jan 1, 2021]

Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Consumer Advocate
287 Fearrington Post
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Telephone: (919) 533-6009 (health fraud and quackery) (guide to questionable theories and practices) (skeptical guide to acupuncture history, theories, and practices) (guide to autism) (guide to intelligent treatment) (legal archive) (chelation therapy) (skeptical guide to chiropractic history, theories, and practices) (guide to health-related education and training) (guide to dental care) (guide to questionable medical devices) (guide to weight-control schemes and ripoffs) (guide to the fibromyalgia marketplace) (guide to homeopathy) (guide to trustworthy health information) (guide to an equitable health-care system) (guide to infomercials) (guide to the mental help marketplace) (multi-level marketing) (skeptical guide to naturopathic history, theories, and practices) (activities of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) (nutrition facts and fallacies) (guide to the drug marketplace and lower prices) (National Council Against Health Fraud archive)
Pages: [1]