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30 Suspects Booked For Alleged Medicare Fraud

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By Author: Angela MArtin
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Diabetes and home care seems to be making news once again. Following up on a recent OIG Reports that raised the alarms over the high number of outlier payments for diabetic Medicare benes in Miami-Dade area, federal agents on December 15 put behind bars some 30 suspects in three states for alleged Medicare fraud totaling $61million.

The fraud schemes involved fake patients and claims for medically unnecessary equipment, physician therapy and HIV infusions, according to Associated Press.

Who all were arrested? As per AP report, those arrested were a Florida doctor and 14 of his staff, including nurses. As per the allegations, the doctor ran a $40 million fraud scheme in which he falsely claimed that patients were blind diabetics so he could bill for home health nurse visits twice a day.

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