Psychiatrist Charged with Stealing from Medicare


Muhamad Aly Rifai has been charged with four counts of health care fraud stemming from his alleged scheme to improperly and fraudulently bill Medicare for services not provided or not provided at the level that was claimed. The indictment alleges that for several years Rifai routinely and improperly billed Medicare for services he did not provide to Medicare beneficiaries and nursing home patients, including billing for treating dead beneficiaries; billing for treating the same patient at the same time at different nursing homes; and billing for providing more than 24 hours’ worth of services to patients on a single day. Read a story from Lehigh Valley Live and a Department of Justice press release.



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