Doctor Sentenced for Medicare Billing Scheme

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Gastroenterologist Morris Barnard has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for health care fraud and ordered to pay over $1.4 million in restitution to Medicare. He pleaded guilty to the charge in March 2022. From October 2015 through February 2020, Barnard submitted over $3 million in billings to Medicare for colonoscopy and gastroenterological procedures that were not performed. Most of these billings indicated that the services were rendered to disabled beneficiaries who were living in residential group homes. Read a Department of Justice press release.



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