Over a five year period she used her company as an entree into nursing homes in order to access and steal patient records. She used the records to submit $10 million in false Medicare billings.
"She violated the privacy of over a thousand patients and stole Medicare funds dedicated to preserving the health of our seniors and other citizens."This type of fraudulent activity highlights the value of patients' medical identity to thieves and the need for proactive privacy data breach detection.
- United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch
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(a) Long Island Health Care Provider Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for $10 Million Medicare Fraud and HIPAA Identity Theft - PHIprivacy.net, 04/11/2013