Scott Roix, as well as HealthRight, LLC, Health Savings Solutions, LLC, Vici Marketing, LLC, and Vici Marketing Group, LLC, have agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act through their telemedicine scheme.
According to the Department of Justice, Roix and the marketing companies fraudulently obtained insurance coverage information from patients with the purpose of prescribing them unnecessary pain cream products. The defendants then sold the prescriptions to numerous pharmacies, profiting from payments that were determined by the volume and value of the prescriptions. Roix and the marketing companies disguised the sale of these prescriptions by noting them as marketing services in their financial records.
As part of the telemedicine scheme, Roix and the marketing companies targeted consumers across the country, convincing them to divulge their insurance information to what they thought was a trusted entity. This scheme represents one of many attempts by scammers to utilize telemedicine for fraudulent activities. The elderly community is particularly prone to this method of fraud, and as a result has been impacted significantly.