243 Medicare Fraud Suspects Arrested In Nationwide Sweep
The medical professionals accused of fraud allegedly participated in schemes that resulted in $712 million in false Medicare billings.By Kate Grumke | June 18, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Thursday the Department of Justice arrested 243 individuals for Medicare fraud.
The individuals included doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. They were arrested for allegedly participating in fraud schemes that resulted in $712 million in false billings.
"In one of the more egregious allegations ... the owners of a mental health facility in Miami billed for intensive psychotherapy sessions that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements for the doctors based on treatment that was nothing more than moving patients to different locations. Several of these patients suffered from illnesses like Alzheimer's and dementia and were unable even to communicate with their supposed caregivers," Lynch said.