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

30September 2020

Plea Part Of Massive Fraud Investigation That Also Led To Delray Chiropractor Richard Davidson Facing 10 Years In Prison. Parkland's Patsy Truglia Charged.

Jonathan Rouffe

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

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

and more than $806 million linked to other health care

fraud and illegal opioid distribution schemes throughout the nation. More than 345 offenders have 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 healthcare fraud. He faces an optimum charge of 10 years in federal jail. A sentencing date has actually not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, in 2018, Rouffe and his conspirators developed a corporation of long lasting medical equipment( “DME”)supply companies. During the production of the business, they lied to Medicare to secure billing privileges. The scheme included placing the companies in the names of straw owners. By concealing their true ownership, the conspirators privately gained control of several companies, which Medicare restricts. This made it possible for the conspirators to submit high volumes of prohibited DME claims while attempting to avert law enforcement analysis. In one year, through the corporation, Rouffe and his conspirators sent 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 obtain such high volumes of claims, the conspirators used allurements and kickbacks. Particularly, Rouffe and his conspirators illegally acquired thousands of DME claims from so-called “marketers.” The online marketers, for their part, had produced the claims under the guise of “telemedicine,” but no telemedicine had really happened. Instead, the “marketers” had actually bribed physicians to sign the DME brace orders that supported the claims. Rouffe and his conspirators paid millions to secure the illegal 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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