Subscribe (Free) to
Daily or Weekly Newsletters
Post a Job

Featured Jobs

Retirement Plan Administrator

Hessel & Associates, LLC
(Remote / IL)

Hessel & Associates, LLC logo

Fund Reconciliation and Reorg Analyst

Ubiquity Retirement + Savings
(Remote / San Francisco CA)

Ubiquity Retirement + Savings logo

Project Coordinator/New Business Implementation Team

The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm
(Remote)

The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm logo

Compliance Analyst - Defined Contribution Plans

M2B Retirement Consulting LLC
(Remote / PA)

M2B Retirement Consulting LLC logo

DB/DC Administrator

Primark Benefits
(Remote / San Mateo CA)

Primark Benefits logo

Director- Employee Health Plan

Indiana University Health
(Indianapolis IN)

Indiana University Health logo

Enrolled Actuary - Pensions

Robin S. Weingast & Associates
(Remote / Garden City NY / CT / NJ)

Robin S. Weingast & Associates logo

401(k) Plan Analyst

Evergreen Retirement Plan Consulting, LLC
(Remote)

Evergreen Retirement Plan Consulting, LLC logo

Internal Accounting Specialist

July Business Services
(Remote)

July Business Services logo

Retirement Plan Administrator

Nicholas Pension Consultants
(Remote / Rancho Cordova CA / Corona CA)

Nicholas Pension Consultants logo

Policy Researcher, Analyst, and Writer

Policy Futures Network
(Remote / Washington DC)

Assistant Director of Pension Administration

Primark Benefits
(Remote / San Mateo CA)

Primark Benefits logo

Head of Sales-Retirement Plans

The Standard
(Remote / Portland OR)

The Standard logo

Retirement Plan Administrator

Retirement Solutions Specialists, LLC
(Remote / Jacksonville FL)

Retirement Solutions Specialists, LLC logo

Inquisitive DC Account Manager

Nova 401(k) Associates
(Remote / Houston TX / Scottsdale AZ)

Nova 401(k) Associates logo

View More Employee Benefits Jobs

Free Newsletters

“BenefitsLink continues to be the most valuable resource we have at the firm.”

-- An attorney subscriber

Mobile App image LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon

Press Releases by Date   |   Press Releases by Company Name


View More Press Releases by Employee Benefits Security Administration [EBSA], U.S. Department of Labor

Press Release

Clinic Owner and UPS Driver Indicted in Bogus Sleep Study Scheme that Bilked Employee Health Care Programs at UPS and Costco

Issued by Employee Benefits Security Administration [EBSA], U.S. Department of Labor

Dec. 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES, December 22, 2017 – The owner a Studio City clinic and a driver for United Parcel Service have been indicted on health care fraud charges related to unnecessary – and sometimes never-performed – sleep studies that resulted in more than $11 million in bills being submitted to health care benefit programs, primarily for employees of UPS and Costco.

Anna Vishnevsky, 49, of Valley Village, the owner of Atlas Diagnostic Services, Inc., and Eddie Hernandez, 43, of Torrance, who is the UPS driver, were arrested on Tuesday pursuant to an 11-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on December 14.

Vishnevsky and Hernandez were arraigned on the indictment Tuesday afternoon in United States District Court. After the two defendants entered not guilty pleas to the charges in the indictment, a trial was scheduled for January 30. Vishnevsky was released on a $200,000 bond, and Hernandez was freed on a $30,000 bond.

The case was announced today after United States District Judge George H. Wu signed an order late yesterday unsealing the indictment.

According to the indictment, Vishnevsky, Hernandez and others recruited “patients” by offering cash in exchange for participating in sleep study testing. They also allegedly offered additional cash to those who brought dependents and referred co-workers to participate in the scheme. Vishnevsky and Hernandez allegedly recruited patients knowing that no doctor had prescribed sleep study testing for them, and regardless of whether the testing was medically necessary.

Vishnevsky failed to score or interpret the data from the testing, or provide it to anyone who could score or interpret it, which is necessary for diagnosis and treatment, according to the indictment. Vishnevsky is further alleged to have billed insurance providers for two sleep studies for many patients, even though they went to her clinic on one night only.

Investigators believe that Vishnevsky and others submitted more than $11 million in fraudulent claims, most of which related to beneficiaries of the UPS and Costco health care benefit programs.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Vishnevsky and Hernandez are each charged with 11 counts of health care fraud. If they were to be convicted, each would face a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for each count in the indictment.

The case against Vishnevsky and Hernandez is the result of an investigation by the United States Department of Labor - Office of Inspector General, the Department of Labor - Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of Personnel Management - Office of Inspector General.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kerry L. Quinn of the Major Frauds Section.

BL:hh

View More Press Releases by Employee Benefits Security Administration [EBSA], U.S. Department of Labor


Editor's note: This press release has been issued by the company named above, not BenefitsLink. Reliance on information in this press release might be prudent only after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by BenefitsLink.

© 2022 BenefitsLink.com, Inc.