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Southern District of Texas
August 6, 2007
LOCAL PHYSICIAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING INSURANCE COMPANIES OF $10 MILLION
(HOUSTON) Dr. Ira Klein, a physician who specialized in treating Hepatitis C patients, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison, without parole, for health care and mail fraud, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today.
It’s been a long time since I’ve sent out a newsletter. Many of you have probably never received a newsletter from me and don’t even remember signing up for them. This month, I’m sending you articles that focus mostly on Medicaid fraud, from old standards like transportation fraud to new themes like fraud rings in New York. Check the website next week for a more thorough examination of transportation fraud and best practices for fighting it. Enjoy!
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Major Medicaid Fraud Ring Dismantled - North Country Gazette -
“ALBANY-Following after a four-month undercover investigation conducted by the state Attorney General’s office and the state Medicaid Inspector General’s office, prosecutors and investigators have dismantled a Medicaid fraud ring which involving a doctor, pharmacists, several city pharmacies, millions in fraudulent Medicaid billings and large monetary transfers to individuals in Pakistan.
Sixteen individuals and five corporations have been indicted in the ongoing investigation and a civil action has been filed against 20 individuals and entities freezing assets and seeking the recovery of more than $22 million…”
Federal Audit of Medicaid Transportation Costs To Determine … - Kaiser network.org -
Federal Audit of Medicaid Transportation Costs To Determine …
Kaiser network.org, DC
… Health care consultant Robin Mathias said Medicaid programs can lose as much as 30% to 50% of nonemergency transportation spending to fraud and abuse, adding …
US probing Medicaid transportation Science Daily (press release)
US probing Medicaid transportation Market-Day.net
Medicaid fraud alleged - New York Daily News -
Medicaid fraud alleged
New York Daily News, NY - 7 hours ago
… Dept. to investigate the home and the clinic for possible Medicaid fraud. … The Medicaid fraud units of both the Health Dept. and …
Medicaid billing fraud settled - Wyoming Tribune -
Medicaid billing fraud settled
Wyoming Tribune, WY
… “Wyoming’s piece is part of a $25 million settlement to be split among the United States, 30 states and the District of Columbia.
The government charged Pediatrix improperly billed Medicaid for its services between January 1996 and December 1999.
States are enacting new laws to help fight Medicaid fraud.
Medicaid fraud costs taxpayers money, and to crack down on this crime, Governor Kathleen Sebelius today signed a bill that expands the scope of the current fraud law.
Mississippi AG announces two Medicaid fraud arrests - Biloxi Sun Herald
JACKSON - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has announced one arrest and one guilty plea stemming from investigations by his office’s Medicaid fraud unit.