GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California woman has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of $22 million by billing for unnecessary care.
A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Angela Avetisyan of Glendale with fraud and conspiracy. A Los Angeles doctor, Robert Glazer, was previously charged.READ MORE: ‘George Floyd Would Still Be Alive If He Looked Like Me’: Gov. Newsom, Others React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Authorities say Avetisyan was Glazer’s office manager and co-owned a Los Angeles home health care agency.
The indictment alleges that the two created phony prescriptions and documents used to bill Medicare for home health services, hospice services and items such as power wheelchairs that were unnecessary or never delivered.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd’s Death
The indictment says documents also were sold to providers who billed Medicare, which paid out some $22 million.
A message left for an Angela Avetisyan in Glendale wasn’t immediately returned. Glazer’s office number is disconnected.
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