Fla. Oncologists Sued Over Alleged $3.5M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Friday joined in a Florida federal qui tam lawsuit alleging two radiation oncologists and related businesses defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of at least $3.5 million by performing unnecessary and improperly supervised procedures and lying about it.

The federal complaint alleges Gulf Region Radiation Oncology Centers Inc. and doctors Gerald Lowrey and Rod Krentel billed Medicare, Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and military health system Tricare for "unreasonable, unnecessary or medically improper radiation diagnosis and treatments" and submitted false claims...
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