Doctor Sentenced for Fraudulent Claims

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John A. Greager, who owned and operated Cancer Therapy Associates S.C., has been sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $1 million for submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and a private insurer. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to a health care fraud charge. Greager removed multiple moles on a single date, but the procedures were billed as though they were removed on separate dates to maximize reimbursement. To conceal his fraudulent conduct, Greager stored moles onsite at his office and delayed sending them for pathology testing for serious illnesses, including cancer. He also created fake patient charts, including preoperative and postoperative notes that indicated he performed mole-removal procedures on dates when he was not in Illinois. Read a story from Patch and a Department of Justice press release.


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