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

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. Photo from Dr. Rouffe's website. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)– Boca Raton Chiropractor Jonathan Michael Rouffe is dealing with 10 years in

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

and more than $806 million connected to other health care

scams and unlawful opioid distribution plans throughout the country. More than 345 accuseds have been charged across 51 federal districts.” The Jonathan Rouffe Case United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez reveals that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton )has actually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to devote health care fraud. He faces an optimum penalty of 10 years in federal jail. A sentencing date has actually not yet been set. According to the plea arrangement, in 2018, Rouffe and his conspirators established a conglomerate of resilient medical equipment( “DME”)supply companies. During the creation of the companies, they lied to Medicare to secure billing privileges. The scheme involved positioning the business in the names of straw owners. By concealing their true ownership, the conspirators covertly acquired control of numerous business, which Medicare prohibits. This allowed the conspirators to send high volumes of unlawful DME claims while trying to evade law enforcement analysis. In one year, through the conglomerate, Rouffe and his conspirators submitted more than $20 million in illegal DME claims, leading to 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 kickbacks and kickbacks. Specifically, Rouffe and his conspirators illegally acquired thousands of DME claims from so-called “marketers.” The marketers, for their part, had created the claims under the guise of “telemedicine,” but no telemedicine had actually occurred. Rather, the “marketers” had actually bribed medical professionals 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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