This Brighton Beach Memoir Is Health Care Fraud Scheme
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Federal and local authorities on Wednesday began arresting about three dozen people suspected of belonging to an organized crime ring and operating a health care fraud scheme that netted as much as $ 250 million, according to people briefed on the matter.
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F.B.I. agents and police detectives around the New York City area began taking the suspects into custody early on Wednesday morning, the people said. Those arrested were expected to face charges that include racketeering, health care fraud, money laundering, insurance fraud and wire fraud, in connection with a scheme that was said to have spanned several years.
Most of the alleged crimes involved what the authorities say were bills for medically unnecessary treatments stemming from auto accident claims.
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Texas doctor accused of huge health fraud scheme
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A Texas doctor and six others were arrested Tuesday on charges they tried to defraud federal health care programs of nearly $ 375 million in what U.S. officials described as one of the largest schemes allegedly orchestrated by a single doctor.
Dr. Jacques Roy, 54, of Rockwall, Texas, was charged with certifying or directing the certification of more than 11,000 patients for home health care services, which led to Medicare being improperly billed for more than $ 350 million and Medicaid being billed for more than $ 24 million.
“Dr. Roy’s company is alleged to have certified more Medicare beneficiaries for home health services, and had more beneficiaries under its care, than any other medical practice in the United States.”
- U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole
The alleged scheme ran between January 2006 and November 2011, though it was not immediately clear how much was paid out by the two federal programs to Roy and the others accused in the indictment unsealed on Tuesday.
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