18 doctors, nurses, others charged in $28M fraud

Federal officials in Detroit said doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are among 18 people who are charged with schemes to steal $28 million from the Medicare program. The government said authorities arrested 15 defendants Thursday, and one was arrested in July and two remain at large.
AP Wire
Sep 2, 2011

 

The announcement from the departments of Justice, and Health and Human Services said the suspects were involved in several schemes involving home health care and psychotherapy billings. The charges involve “fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare for services that were medically unnecessary ... or never provided,” according to the statement.

 

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