6 Recent Stories of Healthcare Fraud
We've rounded up some of the latest stories involving fraud in healthcare.
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A nursing home chain with more than two dozen facilities in Tennessee has settled a $230 million Medicare fraud case. The government's investigation launched in 2014 when two whistleblowers started collecting evidence on their own.
Dr. Willie Chester, 65, of Pike Road, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the fraudulent acquisition of controlled substances, admitting that he wrote a prescription for clonazepam, commonly known as Klononpin, despite knowing the patient had no legitimate medical need for the drug.
A Cleveland-area cardiologist who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for healthcare fraud, money laundering and subjecting patients to unnecessary testing, including stent insertions and catheterizations, is asking a judge to overturn his case, reports Cleveland.com.
An Alabama doctor has been sentenced to five years in prison in a health care fraud case. WKRG-TV reports U.S. District Judge Kristi Dubose sentenced Dr. Rassan Tarabein, of Daphne, Friday and ordered him to pay $15 million in restitution.The sentence also includes a year of probation.
An Alabama state lawmaker has been charged for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud Medicare and pay kickbacks to a physician's office, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Former Florida Gators quarterback Shane Matthews has begun his three-month prison sentence for his role in a healthcare fraud conspiracy that schemed nearly $20 million from the U.S. government meant for military personnel, veterans and their families.