Keyword: Larkin Community Hospital

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Philip Esformes

Esformes was indicted in July alongside two alleged co-conspirators and charged with orchestrating one of the largest healthcare fraud schemes to date. The Department of Justice said Esformes conspired with Odette Barcha, consultant and director of outreach programs at Larkin Community Hospital, and Larkin physician’s assistant Arnaldo Carmouze to use the network of skilled nursing and assistant living facilities as part of an elaborate $1 billion kickback scheme and billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary services by bribing providers at a local hospital. The DOJ called the trio’s plot “ruthlessly effecient.”