Ft. Thomas X-Ray Technician Pleads Guilty
COVINGTON — An X-ray technician from Ft. Thomas, Ky., has admitted in federal court to defrauding state and federal health care programs out of thousands of dollars.
On Friday, Robert Moyer pleaded guilty today to health care fraud, before U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar.
According to court records, starting in June 2010 and continuing until December 2010, Moyer knowingly allowed an unlicensed individual to administer x-rays to Medicare and Medicaid patients from Kentucky and Ohio. He then falsified documentation to conceal who performed the x-ray service. Under federal law, health care benefit programs only reimburse medical professionals for services conducted by a licensed professional.
In total, Moyer filed more than 3,800 fraudulent claims worth $112,173.93.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jack Conway, Kentucky Attorney General; Sylvia Mathews Burwell, , Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations; and Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, jointly made the announcement.
The investigation was conducted by the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit; Department of Health Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Moyer will appear for sentencing on July 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. However, the Court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the applicable statutes before imposing a sentence.