US Charges 138 Medical Workers for $1.4 Billion Fraud

On 23 September, OCCRP reported that the DoJ had announced criminal charges against 138 doctors, nurses and licensed medical professionals for their alleged involvement in fraud schemes worth around $1.4 billion.  The charges relate to fraudulent claims in telemedicine — medical services offered online, “sober homes”, COVID-19-related fraud and opioid distribution schemes.  It also explains that “sober homes” are places that provide safe housing and supportive living conditions to people exiting drug rehabilitation programmes, some of the suspects are charged with subjecting patients to unnecessary and expensive medical testing and therapy sessions worth thousands of dollars. 

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/15210-u-s-charges-138-medical-workers-for-us-1-4-billion-fraud

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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