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Michigan Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Medicare Fraud

The Detroit Free Press reported that a Michigan doctor was sentenced to 14 years in prison for Medicare fraud.  In addition to the prison sentence, the doctor will owe $9.4 million in restitution payments and is eligible for a three-year supervised release after his prison sentence.  According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the doctor and a co-conspirator wrote prescriptions for controlled drugs in exchange for the patients’ Medicare numbers.  The co-conspirator would then bill for fictitious rehabilitation and home health services using the Medicare numbers.  Medicare reimbursed the conspirators $9.4 million for fake services.

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