A South Florida mother, daughter, their Broward pharmacy and an alleged $8 million fraud

There’s healthcare on the family plan, then there’s healthcare fraud on the family plan, which is what a federal indictment says a Boca Raton area mother and her Plantation daughter were running out of their Sunrise pharmacy.

The 18-count indictment charges Mirosis Gonazlez, 58, and Berioska Sosa, 33, each with healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud, conspiracy to pay healthcare kickbacks, and payment of kickbacks in connection with a federal healthcare program.

That program is Medicare and the pharmacy is Aviva Care Pharmacy, 2053 N. University Dr., and the key numbers in the indictment are $12,172,791 and $8,456,406. The first number is the amount of false claims prosecutors say Gonzalez and Sosa filed to Medicare on behalf of Aviva Care for prescription drugs and durable medical equipment, i.e., shoulder braces, wrist braces. The second number is how much Aviva Care allegedly received from Medicare on those fraudulent claims.

Source: A South Florida mother, daughter, their Broward pharmacy and an alleged $8 million fraud / Miami Herald

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