Registered Nurse Indicted for Health Care Fraud
St. Louis, MO – Jaime Lynn Slade, 33, of Bonne Terre, Missouri, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for her involvement in a healthcare fraud scheme with her former employer Dr. Antoine Adem and Midwest Cardiovascular.
According to court documents, from January 2014 to December 2018, Dr. Adem and Midwest Cardiovascular submitted or caused to be submitted numerous false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid. The reimbursement claims falsely indicated that Dr. Adem performed two vein procedures on patients on two different days, when he actually performed the two procedures on the same day. As a result, Dr. Adem and Midwest Cardiovascular received about $2000 more per patient than he would have received if he had informed Medicare and other insurers that the two vein procedures were performed on the same day. Slade was present during the surgeries and thereafter placed Dr. Adem’s false surgery notes into the patients’ medical records.
Dr. Adem and Midwest Cardiovascular pled guilty in August 2019 and are awaiting sentencing on December 20, 2019.
Slade faces a penalty up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dorothy McMurtry is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.