Nebraska resident Mark L. Koehler has been found guilty of making false claims against Medicare and the state Medicaid program, and he has been sentenced to serving three years in a federal prison. This prison term will be followed by five years of court-supervised release. Mr. Koehler’s healthcare fraud cost the programs $1.4 million.
Mr. Koehler was formerly the business manager for Heartland Physical Therapy in Norfolk, Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reported that he has been ordered to pay restitution of over $1.8 million in restitution, which includes $500,000 to be paid to a bank.
Mr. Koehler’s fraudulent acts include billing Medicare and Medicaid over $1.3 million for services that were not performed. In addition, he used the false Medicare and Medicaid claims in reports that he used to fraudulently obtain cash advances of $500,000 from BankFirst of Norfolk.
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