Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Attorney Gen. Nails 2 Orthodox Jews for Medicaid Fraud!

The NYT has the story on a huge chillul hashem to hit the stands. Two orthodox Jews plead guilty to stealing more than $12 million dollars from medicaid. They owned a Brooklyn firm whose job was to place home health care aides.

The two men, Nachem Singer, 43, and Ervin Rubenstein, 43, both of Brooklyn, ran their agency, Immediate Home Care, from 1994 to 2006, according to Mr. Cuomo’s office. The company employed at least 2,000 home health aides, including a dozen who were convicted last week of working with phony certifications.According to the attorney general, the men hired home aides with inadequate training or fraudulent certification and provided them to agencies that in some cases billed Medicaid for work that was never done.Home health aides — who provide a variety of services, from administering medication to catheter care — are required to receive at least 75 hours of training, including 16 hours of practical training with a registered nurse, and to complete a written test in English.But Immediate Home Care recruited aides from a number of state-certified schools from which home health aide certificates could be purchased with little or no training, the attorney general said. Those included two New York City-based schools — Smalls Training and Counseling School and On Time Home Care Agency — whose owners pleaded guilty earlier this year to supplying hundreds of home health care aides with false certificates.


Anonymous said...

nytimes is late, the associated press broke this story yesterday and it was in all the other pepaers

Jacob Da Jew said...