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Boston addiction doctor is jailed for defrauding Medicaid

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2284 (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2284
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1Montreal

A Boston doctor, whose addiction clinics employed around 370 people, including 30 physicians, has been sentenced to 11 months in prison and ordered to pay $9.3m (£6.1m; €8.6m) in restitution over a Medicaid fraud scheme based on urine testing of recovering addicts. He has also surrendered his medical license.

Punyamurtula Kishore, 64, an Indian citizen living in the United States since 1977, pleaded guilty to a complex kickback scheme that cheated millions of dollars from MassHealth, the Medicaid administrator for Massachusetts.

Kishore paid …

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