Psychiatrist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison and Big Restitution Ordered

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A psychiatrist has been sentenced to 150 months in prison for his role in a $155 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false and fraudulent claims for psychiatric services. Evidence presented at trial showed that he indiscriminately admitted and readmitted patients into intensive psychiatric programs – often for years on end. Many of the patients suffered from severe Alzheimer’s or dementia and were unable to participate in the treatment purportedly provided and did not qualify for the services. To read a Department of Justice press release, click here



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