Owners of Mobile Phlebotomy Company Plead Guilty

Gabriella Santibanez and Lisa Hazard pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit over $7 million in health care fraud. Court documents show that they ran a mobile phlebotomy company, PhlebXpress Inc., that provided phlebotomy and other medical collection services at patients’ homes and long-term care facilities. They agreed to bill Medicare for services provided that were not reimbursable by Medicare. They also agreed to bill Medicare for overstated mileage that PhlebXpress phlebotomists traveled. On average, they caused false billing to Medicare of over 140 miles for each patient. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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