Eight Charged in $150 Million Medicare and Medicaid Fraud


A federal grand jury returned a 40-count second superseding indictment, charging eight people with health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and conspiracy to violate and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. It alleges that the co-conspirators entered into sham contracts and paid kickbacks in exchange for genetic testing and urine analysis samples. Marketers, who were not health care professionals, obtained swabs from the mouths of the patients at nursing homes, senior health fairs, and elsewhere. Frequently, the patients or their treating physicians never received the results of the tests. Read a Department of Justice press release.



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