A Dallas doctor who operated a medical services house call business and his employee have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of health care fraud, according to the Department of Justice.
Dr. Hector Molina, 51, of Irving, Texas, and Blanca Mata, 46, of Forney, Texas, operated Molina Medical Housecall Services in Dallas. According to the DOJ indictment, Molina and Mata were involved in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare by billing for home visits that were conducted by Mata, who is not a licensed physician, and stating that Molina had made those home visits. In addition, Molina is accused of billing for other Medicare services he did not perform.
Molina and Mata were both charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. In addition, Molina was charged with eight counts of health care fraud, and Mata was charged with four counts of health care fraud. The DOJ alleges that Molina and Mata billed a total of $5.2 million to Medicare in fraudulent charges from June 2012 through January 2015.
The investigation into Molina and Mata was conducted by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which includes the Justice Department's Criminal Division, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General's (“HHS-OIG”) Dallas Regional Office, the Texas Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”), the FBI's Dallas Division and the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General's (“USPS-OIG”) Southern Area Field Office.
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