Another day, another healthcare grifter bites the dust.
On Tuesday, a North Texas healthcare company owner was sentenced to prison over fraud charges, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in North Texas.
U.S. Senior District Judge Terry Means handed down two years to Steven Berglund, who owns Elite Healthcare, for a conspiracy in which he and others pocketed proceeds and facilitated financial kickbacks.
Berglund and the others, who were previously sentenced, had organized what prosecutors called a “pass-through billing” scheme. They then had the Palo Pinto General Hospital foot the bill for lab tests that were, in fact, conducted by out-of-network labs. Palo Pinto General is located in Mineral Wells, about 80 miles west of Dallas.