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

prison following a guilty plea in a$20M healthcare scams conspiracy. Rouffe lives in the 5300 block of Park Place Circle in Boca Raton. BocaNewsNow.com reported recently that Delray Beach Chiropractor Richard Davidson plead guilty to healthcare scams and also deals with 10 years in prison. The United States Department of Justice Wednesday issued an advisory stating that both cases are part of the”biggest enforcement action in Department of Justice History. “” These defendants have actually been charged with submitting mor than$ 6B in false and deceptive claims to federal healthcare programs and personal insurers,”wrote the DOJ,”including more than $4.5 billion linked to telemedicine, more than$845 million connected to drug abuse and treatment centers or”sober homes,”

and more than $806 million linked to other health care

fraud and prohibited opioid distribution plans across the country. More than 345 defendants have been charged throughout 51 federal districts.” The Jonathan Rouffe Case“data-ad-slot =”1969628778″data-ad-format= “vehicle”/ > United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez reveals that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton)has actually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to dedicate health care fraud. He faces a maximum charge of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has actually not yet been set. According to the plea contract, in 2018, Rouffe and his conspirators developed a conglomerate of long lasting medical equipment(“DME”) supply business. Throughout the development of the companies, they lied to Medicare to secure billing privileges. The scheme involved putting the business in the names of straw owners. By concealing their real ownership, the conspirators covertly got control of multiple companies, which Medicare prohibits. This made it possible for the conspirators to submit high volumes of unlawful DME claims while trying to evade law enforcement analysis. In one year, through the corporation, Rouffe and his conspirators submitted more than $20 million in prohibited 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 utilized allurements and kickbacks. Specifically, Rouffe and his conspirators illegally bought countless DME claims from so-called “marketers.” The online marketers, for their part, had created the claims under the guise of “telemedicine,” however no telemedicine had actually occurred. Instead, the “marketers” had actually paid off doctors to sign the DME brace orders that supported the claims. Rouffe and his conspirators paid millions to secure 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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