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

jail following a guilty plea in a$20M health care scams conspiracy. Rouffe lives in the 5300 block of Park Place Circle in Boca Raton. BocaNewsNow.com reported last week that Delray Beach Chiropractor Richard Davidson plead guilty to healthcare fraud and also faces 10 years in jail. The United States Department of Justice Wednesday provided an advisory stating that both cases are part of the”largest enforcement action in Department of Justice History. “” These defendants have been charged with sending mor than$ 6B in false and deceitful claims to federal health care programs and private insurance providers,”wrote the DOJ,”including more than $4.5 billion connected to telemedicine, more than$845 million connected to substance abuse and treatment centers or”sober houses,”

and more than $806 million linked to other healthcare

scams and prohibited opioid distribution schemes across the nation. More than 345 defendants have been charged across 51 federal districts.” The Jonathan Rouffe Case United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton )has actually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to devote health care fraud. He faces an optimum charge of 10 years in federal jail. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea arrangement, in 2018, Rouffe and his conspirators developed a corporation of long lasting medical equipment( “DME”)supply business. During the production of the business, they lied to Medicare to secure billing privileges. The plan involved putting the business in the names of straw owners. By hiding their true ownership, the conspirators secretly got control of multiple business, which Medicare restricts. This allowed the conspirators to submit high volumes of illegal DME claims while trying to avert law enforcement analysis. In one year, through the corporation, Rouffe and his conspirators sent more than $20 million in unlawful 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 achieve such high volumes of claims, the conspirators used allurements and kickbacks. Specifically, Rouffe and his conspirators unlawfully purchased countless DME claims from so-called “online marketers.” The marketers, for their part, had actually generated the claims under the guise of “telemedicine,” but no telemedicine had in fact happened. Instead, the “online 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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