Married couple charged in multi-million dollar scheme involving privately-owned home health services

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston couple is set to appear in court over allegations of fraud involving a home health company they jointly owned and operated.

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Caroline Zamora, 63, and Rommel Zamora, 59, were charged after allegedly conspiring to pay illegal cash kickbacks to Medicare patients to sign up for health services at 24/7 Stat Care Home Health Services Inc., aka Parkway Healthcare Services.

That went on from Feb. 7, 2014, to Nov. 9, 2018.

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The Zamoras have also been accused of paying kickbacks to doctors to certify and refer patients to home health who did not qualify.

According to records, Parkway reportedly fraudulently billed $8.7 million to Medicare for home health services that were not provided or for patients that did not qualify and were paid $6.7 million.

If convicted, both face up to 10 years in prison on each count of healthcare fraud and five years for the conspiracy. All counts also carry as possible punishment a maximum $250,000 fine.

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