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Is Rayan Vanderhoof Charged in Criminal Complaint Actually Steven’s Wife?

Written by Steve Rhode

Steven Vanderhoof was a name in the debt relief industry and suddenly died of an overdose in December of 2016.

A reader that allegedly used to work with Steven and his wife, Rayan, pointed out that Rayan was recently criminally charged by the United States.

I compared the pictures of Rayan and it does appear to be the same person. See this and this.

The webpage at Opportunity says, “I currently work for Olympus located in Irvine, CA. Olympus offers the following products or services: Equipment – Medical and Food Production. In addition to offering these products or services, I am looking to make a purchase from the following industries within the next few weeks: Marketing – Social Media.” – Source

The company Olympus Medial Group was formed in Nevada in April of 2016.

The complaint distributed by the Justice Department says:

“Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF was the owner and operator of Olympus Medical Group Corporation (“Olympus Medical Group”), a corporation formed in Henderson, Nevada, and operating in Costa Mesa, California. Olympus Medical Group was a telemarketing company.”

From at least in or about January 2017 to in or about November 2019, the defendant, RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with Individual 1, Individual 2, and other coconspirators, devised and participated in a scheme to offer, pay, solicit, and receive kickbacks and bribes in exchange for doctors’ orders that were used to support claims for DME and CGx tests that were submitted to Medicare for reimbursement.

Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, paid illegal per-lead kickbacks and bribes to Individual 1 in exchange for raw leads, which consisted of a prospect’s name, contact information, and interest in speaking with a DME supplier.

Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, obtained doctors’ orders for DME and CGx tests by paying kickbacks and bribes to telemedicine company owners and operators, including Individual 2. Defendant VANDERHOOF knew that co-conspirator doctors signed the orders, thereby prescribing the DME and CGx tests, without regard to their medical necessity. Co-conspirators then used these doctors’ orders to submit claims for reimbursement to Medicare for DME and CGx tests that were not eligible for reimbursement because they were procured through the payment of kickbacks and bribes.

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Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, received kickback payments from owners and operators of DME companies and laboratories, in exchange for providing and acquiring completed doctors’ orders for DME and CGx tests.

Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, offered and paid approximately $800,000 in kickbacks and bribes to Individual 1 and others in exchange for raw leads for DME and CGx tests.

Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, offered and paid approximately $650,000 in kickbacks and bribes to Individual 2 and others in exchange signed doctors’ orders prescribing DME and CGx tests.

Defendant RAYAN VANDERHOOF, together with other co-conspirators, submitted and caused the submission of more than approximately $20.2 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, on behalf of DME companies for DME that were procured through the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes, were ineligible for Medicare reimbursement, or were not provided as represented, for which Medicare paid approximately $6.9 million for those claims. ”

Such a sad turn of events. How does this stuff happen?




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Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

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