Man Sentenced in Genetic Testing Case
A man was sentenced to 50 months in prison for using the purported nonprofit The Good Samaritans of America to defraud Medicare of more than $430,000 by convincing hundreds of senior citizens to submit to genetic testing, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The New Jersey SMP became aware of the case after a beneficiary noticed high-cost tests on her Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) and contacted the SMP. Read a Department of Justice press release and an AP news story.
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