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|January 16, 2018|
Health care fraud zeroes in on doctors
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - In the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by federal prosecutors, 14 defendants – including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals – have been accused of participating in health care fraud schemes that caused approximately $147 million in losses.
The defendants charged locally are among hundreds of people charged across the nation in cases that cumulatively allege approximately $1.3 billion in false billings.
The nationwide sweep includes charges against more than 120 defendants – some of whom are doctors – who allegedly prescribed and distributed opioids and other dangerous narcotics.
Fourteen 14 defendants in California were charged for their roles in schemes to defraud health insurance programs such as Medicare.
Story Date: July 21, 2017