Mich. Cancer Doc Charged With $35M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Law360, Washington (August 7, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A Michigan doctor who federal prosecutors claim intentionally misdiagnosed patients with cancer to justify treatment regimens was charged Tuesday with fraudulently billing Medicare for $35 million in unnecessary cancer tests and treatments.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Dr. Farid Fata owned an operated Michigan Hematology Oncology PC, which touts itself as the “best cancer center ... anywhere” on its website, and two other related businesses that allegedly participated in the two-year Medicare fraud scheme. Fata's clinics churned through 50 to 70 patients each day,...
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