Former Hospital Administrator Sentenced For $16M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Kelli Wiese
September 16, 2019 - 2:37 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Starsky Bomer faces ten years in prison for his role in a $16-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme. He also has to pay $6,277,575.77 in restitution.

Prosecutors say he was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Atrium Medical Center in Sugar Land and Pristine Healthcare in Pasadena. 

During the trial, prosecutors say he paid bribes and kickbacks to group home owners and patient recruiters in exchange for patient referrals. They say Bomer disguised the bribes and kickbacks as salary payments and transportation payments.

Prosecutors say Bomer knew that many of the patients admitted to Atrium Medical Center and Pristine Healthcare did not qualify for and were never provided legitimate partial hospital services.