$223M Medicare Fraud Sweep Nets 89 Across US

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 89 individuals, including doctors and nurses, have been indicted across the U.S. for allegedly orchestrating $223 million worth of Medicare fraud schemes involving kickbacks to patients, surgeries that weren’t performed and massages billed as physical therapy.

The arrests mark the latest enforcement action in the Obama administration’s aggressive fight against Medicare fraud, and officials used them to advance other White House policy goals.

Much of the credit for the “nationwide takedown” goes to powers granted by the Affordable...
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