In North Texas, Elite Healthcare Owner Sent to Prison Over Insurance Fraud and Kickbacks

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.

Source: In North Texas, Elite Healthcare Owner Sent to Prison Over Insurance Fraud and Kickbacks / Dallas Observer

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