HHS: ‘Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in History’July 17, 2017 |
by Les Masterson
In a statement, the HHS Office of the Inspector General said the takedown sends “a strong signal that theft from these taxpayer-funded programs will not be tolerated.”
A few particular schemes HHS highlighted include five physicians in Michigan who participated in deals involving illegal kickbacks and billing for medically unnecessary joint injections, drug screenings and home health services. Another was a doctor in Texas who fraudulently billed Medicare and received $1.2 million in reimbursement while also overprescribing narcotics.