Feds Charge 138 Individuals With $1.4 Billion in Health-Care Fraud

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  • The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals and nearly 100 other people for alleged health-care fraud that involved about $1.4 billion in suspected losses.
  • The cases charged by the DOJ include ones involving the use of telemedicine services as part of the fraud, which alone accounted for approximately $1.1 billion in alleged losses.
  • The other charged schemes involved fraud that exploited the Covid-19 pandemic, or involved substance abuse treatment facilities known as “sober homes,” and opioid distribution networks.
  • Twenty-three doctors were charged in the schemes.
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The Department of Justice on Friday announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals and nearly 100 other people for alleged health-care fraud that involved about $1.4 billion in suspected losses.

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The cases charged include ones that involved the use of telemedicine services as part of the fraud, which alone accounted for approximately $1.1 billion in alleged losses from false and fraudulent claims. Telemedicine employs communications technology to evaluate and treat patients remotely.

www.cnbc.com/2021/09/17/doj-charges-138-with-health-care-fraud-including-opioids-covid-telemedicine.html

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