DOJ charges hundreds in nationwide health care, opioid fraud schemes

Wow! 

More than 400 people, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, have been charged in connection with a massive health care fraud scheme that bilked the federal government of more than $1 billion, federal officials announced Thursday.

About a quarter of those were charged with fraud specifically related to opioids, said the officials from the Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services.

Describing some of the cases brought, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said trusted medical professionals “have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients.”

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the health care fraud bust targeted those who “maliciously contributed” to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

In all, 412 people, including 56 doctors, were charged as a result of the nationwide operation. The Justice Department said those accused have defrauded taxpayers of approximately $1.3 billion.

In all, 412 people, including 56 doctors, were charged as a result of the nationwide operation. The Justice Department said those accused have defrauded taxpayers of approximately $1.3 billion.

“Some doctors wrote out more prescriptions for controlled substances than entire hospitals were writing,” said FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe.

  • According to federal prosecutors, the individuals charged were involved in schemes in which they submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid for treatments that were either medically unnecessary or never provided.

Patient recruiters were used in some cases and paid cash kickbacks for collection beneficiary information for providers that would be used to submit fraudulent bills to the government.

“One fake rehab facility for drug addicts in Palm Beach is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards, visits to strip clubs, and even drugs-enabling the company to bill for over $58 million in false treatments and tests,” Mr. Sessions said.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/13/hundreds-charged-he...

Views: 15

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You can bet if they found this much fraud, there is much, much more. 

I tend to agree with the iceberg theory.

RSS

Attention:

 

 

Please view our mission, policy, and legal disclaimer to learn about us by visiting the main menu.  Thank you.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!

BRING BACK #HUAC

http://bit.ly/2mqIVmH 

CONTACT CONGRESS!

Let your voice be counted!

House:  http://1.usa.gov/mHZjgo

Senate:  http://1.usa.gov/3UAs

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION.

 

 

national debt

Founders' Corner

Latest Activity

Jerseygal posted a discussion

Mark Levin on Democrats and Russia

I looked for this last night...I heard it on the radio, and again on Hannity.  Hat tip—-our Jodi…See More
6 hours ago
JeansBrother posted discussions
8 hours ago
JeansBrother replied to Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
"He looks like an angry communist to me."
16 hours ago
Lila Pollard updated their profile
18 hours ago
Lila Pollard liked Fundamental Refounding's discussion Former CIA Officer John Kiriakou: John Brennan and Robert Mueller "Set Out To Ruin People"
18 hours ago
Jerseygal commented on Robin's blog post The Q Team! Who or what is Q?
"I am curious...but not yet convinced. :)"
19 hours ago
Jerseygal replied to Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
"Brennan looks like a Neanderthal. I can’t be the only one who thinks that, am I? Lol"
19 hours ago
JeansBrother replied to Barbara Leypoldt's discussion CNN's Philip Mudd Calls for ‘Shadow Government’ to Rise Up, Oppose Trump
"Philip Mudd should share what he knows about the "Shadow Government".  The PEOPLE…"
20 hours ago
Jerseygal replied to Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
"He’s definitely creepy. "
20 hours ago
JeansBrother replied to Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
"Probably under the direction of Brennan, too."
20 hours ago
JeansBrother replied to JeansBrother's discussion Heritage -- Daily Signal -- 07/16/2018
"They will try ... unless something more sexy catches their attention."
20 hours ago
Barbara Leypoldt posted a discussion

CNN's Philip Mudd Calls for ‘Shadow Government’ to Rise Up, Oppose Trump

This is pretty scary!In a disturbing declaration during Monday’s CNN Newsroom following President…See More
21 hours ago
Barbara Leypoldt replied to JeansBrother's discussion Heritage -- Daily Signal -- 07/17/2018
"Trump sure is shaking things up on the world stage."
21 hours ago
Barbara Leypoldt liked JeansBrother's discussion Heritage -- Daily Signal -- 07/17/2018
21 hours ago
Barbara Leypoldt replied to Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
"This explains why he was in charge of all these investigations."
21 hours ago
Barbara Leypoldt liked Robin's discussion Fiery Strozk Hearing... Goodlatte Threatens To Hold Strozk In Contempt
21 hours ago

TRAFFIC



© 2018   Fundamental Refounding.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service