Second Miami physician charged in $20 million scheme

A Miami physician was indicted for his role in a $20 million fraud scheme in which he is accused of writing prescriptions for unnecessary services after taking kickbacks from home health agencies in the area, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Prosecutors say Henry Lora, who owned a medical clinic called Merfi Corporation, prescribed unnecessary services and falsified patient records, which led multiple home health agencies in Miami to bill millions in false claims to Medicare. Lora's alleged co-conspirator, Isabel Medina, who was part owner of Merfi, pleaded guilty to her role in the scheme, and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Announcement