Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud


Dr. Linh Cao Nguyen admitted that for years, he engaged in a scheme to defraud various health care benefit programs, knowingly causing to be submitted thousands of false billing claims. Nguyen also falsely created patient records to conceal and avoid detection of his fraudulent billing scheme. Generally, the fraudulent claims identified a medical doctor as the treating provider when, in fact, a provider such as a nurse practitioner, social worker, unlicensed psychology intern, or wound care nurse provided the service independently. By billing the medical service as if it were provided by a physician, Nguyen falsely inflated the amount his company was to be paid for the service. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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