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The Continued Scamming of Healthcare

Here are just a few healthcare fraud cases of note during July 2016:

Three Miami men — $40 million in fines and restitution and 188 months of prison for billing for phantom home healthcare, money laundering, and kickback schemes.

New York surgeon — $25 million in false claims for billing for services not performed.

Maryland X-Ray company owner — 10 years prison for fraudulently billing bogus medical interpretations for diagnostic tests that resulted in two patients’ deaths.

New York physician — jail time for kickback with hospitals in exchange for referring patients to nursing homes.

South Carolina hospital — $17 million in fines for improper financial arrangements with referring physicians.

Illinois woman — $15.6 million and six years prison for fraudulent billing in home health services.

Texas physician — 63 months prison and $1 million in fines and restitution for falsely certifying patients for home health services.

Florida physician — 46 months prison and $2.1 million in fines and restitution for intentionally falsifying diagnoses to get higher Medicare advantage plan capitation payments.

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