Miami Clinic Owner Arrested for Medicare Fraud

Miami-area fugitive Ernesto Angel Montaner, a massage clinic owner who was convicted of Medicare fraud, was apprehended in Costa Rica, according to a news release by the U.S. Department of State Diplomacy in Action.

Mr. Montaner was charged with submitting false claims for physical therapy services that were never given and occupational therapy services that Medicare does not cover. Additionally, he was charged with paying kickbacks to individuals and corporations for referrals to his clinic.

In total, Mr. Montaner, his son and another accomplice are responsible for defrauding more than $2.5 million from Medicare.

Read the U.S. Department of State Diplomacy in Action's news release on Ernesto Montaner.

Read more coverage on healthcare fraud:

- Five Arrested in Florida for Medicaid Fraud and Other Felony Charges

- Two Vermont Caregivers Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

- Texas Ex-Couple Sentenced for Defrauding Medicaid

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