Feds Charge Doctor In $375M Medicare Fraud

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 3:48 PM EST) -- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed an indictment detailing what they called the nation’s largest-ever Medicare fraud, accusing a Texas physician of billing the government for nearly $375 million in needless patient visits.

Dr. Jacques Roy and his DeSoto, Texas-based health care company Medistat Group Associates PA allegedly approved unnecessary services for more than 11,000 home-bound Medicare beneficiaries between 2006 and 2011. Medistat charged Medicare for $350 million and Medicaid for $24 million over that period, according to the 13-count indictment in the Northern District of Texas....
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