Home health owner set to appear on fraud charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas
HOUSTON – A 43-year-old Houston woman has been charged for conspiracy to commit and committing health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Rose Davies is expected to make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena H. Palermo at 2 p.m.
A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment March 1 against Davies.
The charges allege Davies owned Pri Home Healthcare in Houston from 2012 to 2020. During that time, she allegedly paid recruiters and doctors to bill Medicare for home health care services using Medicare beneficiary information regardless of whether they needed home health care services or not.
If convicted, Davies faces up to 10 years in federal prison for each of the five counts of health care fraud as well as another five years for the conspiracy. All charges also carry a potential $250,000 maximum fine.
Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General and Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Grace Murphy and James Hu are prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.
Updated March 10, 2023
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