October 16, 2021
Business

$1.4B in health care fraud rings busted by Feds, doctors and nurses nabbed

The Department of Justice says they have busted several health care fraud rings to the tune of $1.4 billion, with 138 people nationwide facing charges – including doctors and nurses.

The feds said the schemes spanning 31 federal districts involved $1.1 billion in telemedicine scams, including medical professionals who allegedly billed Medicare and other government entities for remote consultations that purportedly never occurred. Another $29 million was linked to false billings for COVID-19 health care, $133 million was connected to substance abuse treatment facilities, or “sober homes,” and $160 million involved other forms of health care fraud like illegal opioid distribution.

Proceeds from the alleged scams were spent on luxury items such…

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