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$223 Million Medicare Fraud Bust in Detroit

May 30 | 2013  by

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has struck again.  The Federal government recently indicted 89 individuals on suspicion of committing Medicare fraud.

The schemes are believed to have resulted in approximately $223 million in false billings submitted to the government.

The 89 individuals charged include doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals.  The defendants reside in eight different cities; 18 of whom (including 2 doctors) are from Detroit.  They are accused of a variety of health care fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy, violations of anti-kickback statutes, money laundering, and submitting claims for medically unnecessary treatments.

These indictments are the latest step forward in the Federal government’s comprehensive efforts combatting healthcare fraud and abuse.  The Medicare Fraud Strike Force team is a division of the Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team (HEAT).  Since 2007, the Strike Force team has charged more than 1,500 defendants who collectively have falsely billed Medicare more than $5 billion.

With the Federal government’s recent crackdown on Medicare fraud, knowledgeable legal counsel is essential to effectively defend these charges.  If you or someone you know needs sound advice regarding fraud, contact the experienced team at Fausone Bohn, LLP at (248) 380-0000 or online