US Justice Department brings charges in massive Medicare fraud scheme

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5865
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. 1Florida

The US Department of Justice has arrested and charged 28 people for allegedly operating a 25 state scheme to defraud Medicare, the federal health insurance programme for people aged 65 or over.

The fraudsters set up dozens of phoney clinics across the country and gained more than $35m (£22m; €25m) in concocted medical bills, the prosecutors say. …

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