A McAllen doctor was convicted Friday after he pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud and an illegal kickback scheme with his assistant.
Eduardo Carrillo, 42, admitted he attempted to bill Medicare for providing services to deceased patients, according to a news release by the Department of Justice.
Carrillo submitted fake documents to a billing company so they would file claims with Medicare for reimbursement of physician’s services. Records obtained by law enforcement, however, revealed that the patients were deceased on the dates he said he’d provided his services.
The 42-year-old man also admitted to an illegal kickback scheme with his assistant Martha Uribe Medrano, 48, of Edinburg. The pair solicited and obtained cash in exchange for referrals of Medicare beneficiaries, according to the news release.