Boca Raton Chiropractor Jonathan Rouffe Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years In Federal Prison – BocaNewsNow.com

30September 2020


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Jonathan Rouffe

Chiropractor Jonathan Rouffe. Image from Dr. Rouffe's site. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)– Boca Raton Chiropractor Jonathan Michael Rouffe is facing 10 years in

prison following a guilty plea in a$20M health care fraud conspiracy. Rouffe lives in the 5300 block of Park Place Circle in Boca Raton. BocaNewsNow.com reported last week that Delray Beach Chiropractor Richard Davidson plead guilty to health care scams and also faces ten years in prison. The United States Department of Justice Wednesday released an advisory specifying that both cases become part of the”biggest enforcement action in Department of Justice History. “” These accuseds have actually been charged with sending mor than$ 6B in incorrect and deceptive claims to federal healthcare programs and private insurance companies,”composed the DOJ,”including more than $4.5 billion connected to telemedicine, more than$845 million linked to drug abuse and treatment facilities or”sober homes,”

and more than $806 million linked to other healthcare

fraud and unlawful opioid distribution schemes throughout the nation. More than 345 defendants have actually been charged throughout 51 federal districts.” The Jonathan Rouffe Case United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton )has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to devote health care scams. He faces a maximum charge of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has actually not yet been set. According to the plea arrangement, in 2018, Rouffe and his conspirators established a corporation of long lasting medical equipment( “DME”)supply business. Throughout the production of the business, they lied to Medicare to protect billing benefits. The scheme involved putting the business in the names of straw owners. By hiding their true ownership, the conspirators privately gained control of numerous companies, which Medicare prohibits. This allowed the conspirators to send high volumes of illegal DME claims while trying to evade police scrutiny. In one year, through the conglomerate, Rouffe and his conspirators submitted more than $20 million in prohibited DME claims, resulting in over $10 million in payments from Medicare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (“CHAMPVA”).

To attain such high volumes of claims, the conspirators utilized kickbacks and kickbacks. Specifically, Rouffe and his conspirators unlawfully bought countless DME claims from so-called “marketers.” The marketers, for their part, had actually produced the claims under the guise of “telemedicine,” however no telemedicine had actually happened. Rather, the “marketers” had bribed physicians to sign the DME brace orders that supported the claims. Rouffe and his conspirators paid millions to protect the prohibited DME claims for submission to Medicare and CHAMPVA.

DOJ Statement, Issued Wednesday, Regarding Both Rouffe and Richard Davidson of Delray Beach:

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