Medical Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Medical Professionals with Fraud
A medical fraud task force with operations in six cities had a take down that convicted 90 medical professionals, including 27 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Eleven of those medical professionals were from Houston, including five Houston physicians. The charges are for their alleged participation of Medicare fraud schemes involving $260 million in false billings.
According to court documents, the defendants allegedly submitted claims for treatments that were not necessary, and were never administered. Many of the defendants also paid kickbacks to patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries, and other 3rd parties for supplying beneficiary information. The defendants would then use that information to submit fraudulent bills to Medicare.