3 Texas clinic leaders indicted in $16M healthcare fraud scheme

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The medical director and two operators of a Houston medical clinic have been indicted on several charges related to their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.

Douglas Sharp, DO, medical director of Verimed Health and Medical Wellness Clinic; Innad Husaini, MD, owner and operator of Verimed; and Hanh Hong Thi Nguyen, former operator of Verimed, each face one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, among other charges.

The indictment claims the individuals submitted about $16 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for home healthcare services, diagnostic tests and eye procedures.

Medicare reimbursed the clinic for $12.2 million in claims, while Medicaid paid out $67,000. Ms. Nguyen, who is not a licensed medical professional, also allegedly conducted patient examinations and ordered diagnostic tests.

The defendants were arrested June 20. Their trial date has not been set.

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