CMS arrests 91 for false billing fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services charged 91 people for Medicare fraud totaling $429.2 million in alleged false billing.

Most of the charged individuals, which include licensed medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and healthcare company owners, were arrested for charges including conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, healthcare fraud, anti-kickback violations, and money laundering.

Thirty-three people were arrested in Miami for fraud that led to $204.5 million in false billings for home healthcare, mental health services, and occupational and physical therapy. Seven hospital administrators in Houston face charges for giving Medicare patients cigarettes and gift shop coupons in exchange for participating in a program involving mentally ill patients.

CMS has been increasing arrest and fraud enforcement. In May, more than 100 people were arrested and charged for fraud of more than $450 million.

Read CMS’s statement

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