SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently announced 51-year-old Akop Atoyan was sentenced to 25 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud —crimes tied to Sacramento health care and hospice agencies.
According to an investigation by the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, Atoyan and his wife Liana Karapetyan owned agencies in the Sacramento area that included:
ANG Health Care Inc.
Excel Home Healthcare Inc.
Excel Hospice Inc.
On behalf of the agencies, Atoyan and Karapetyan certified to Medicare that they would not pay kickbacks in exchange for Medicare beneficiary referrals to the agencies.