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Physician pays nearly half million dollars to resolve home health care fraud allegations

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, March 18, 2021

HOUSTON – A doctor of osteopathic medicine from Bellaire has paid to resolve allegations he falsely certified patients for home health services and received improper payments, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Truc Le, 51, is a primary care physician in southwest Houston.

In 2016, authorities began an investigation into a home health agency known as Unified Medical Group Inc. That investigation appeared to show Le had certified patients for home health services without any knowledge of the patients’ medical condition or homebound status. Instead, Le signed forms that Unified representatives provided to him on a regular basis.

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