The former business manager of a now-closed Michigan obstetrics / gynecology medical practice faces sentencing April 14 after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, a felony, in relation to billing for services provided to assisted living residents.
Mark Sabor, who worked at Urological Solutions of Michigan, Kalamazoo, from 2007 to 2019, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.
In a nine-page indictment, federal prosecutors said that the practice employed nurse practitioners to provide pelvic muscle rehabilitation therapy in assisted living communities and homes. The nonsurgical therapy is performed “to eliminate or reduce symptoms of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and / or fecal incontinence,” the indictment stated.
When a nurse practitioner was injured in a car accident and unable to work, prosecutors said, Sabor and someone else directed a nurse assistant whose license had expired to perform the procedure and other services without another licensed medical practitioner present, as is required. The nurse assistant allegedly emailed notes to Sabor, who created patient encounter records and submitted them for Medicare and other reimbursement, attributing the services to the injured nurse practitioner or other qualified practitioners.
Sabor’s attorney, Kurt Krause, told MWWT, “Mr. Sabor has taken and is taking responsibility for his actions, and he has every confidence in the justice system.”