Thomas G. O’Lear, 58, of North Canton, Ohio, was sentenced September 29, 2022,  to 15 years in prison and was ordered to pay $1,989,490 in restitution to Medicare, Medicaid and two Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. O’Lear was the President of Portable Radiology Services, a company that provided portable x-ray-related services to individuals living in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. For four years, O’Lear submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid and MCOs for thousands of x-rays and related services that he and his business did not provide, including approximately 151 x-ray services allegedly provided to patients on dates after the patients had died. Additionally, O’Lear billed Medicare and Medicaid for x-ray-related services to beneficiaries at nursing facilities on dates when the beneficiaries were hospitalized and not at the facilities. To read more about this, click here.


sources: US Dept. of Justice