Doctor Charged in Telemarketing Scheme
An indictment says that Dr. David Antonio Becerril participated in a scheme and conspiracy to obtain millions of dollars by falsely billing Medicare for medically unnecessary genetic tests and durable medical equipment, including back, knee, shoulder, and ankle braces. It alleges that he signed false and fraudulent orders for genetic tests and braces for elderly Medicare beneficiaries who he was not treating and with whom he never spoke, nor interacted. He allegedly reviewed orders for as little as 11 seconds before signing them and falsely attesting to their medical necessity, and never once declined to sign an order. Read a story from the Yakima Herald-Republic and a Department of Justice press release.