Sylvia Smith is guilty of supplying medical codes and false information to Trucare Medical Equipment Services in return for kickbacks. Smith received 10% of what Medicare paid Trucare for every patient she had referred. Additionally, she was paid $300 per patient she referred to TruCare by the owner Noel Jhagroo. A part of the scheme included billing Medicare for expensive orthotics but giving their patients inexpensive kits. When patients would not accept the kits they were paid $100 to accept them. According to the DoJ, Smith could receive a 10 year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. Jhagroo plead guilty to his role in this crime, as reported previously by FraudBlawg.
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