DOJ Charges Hundreds in Connection with $6B Healthcare Fraud
DOJ charges hundreds in connection with $6B in healthcare fraud in largest takedown ever https://t.co/dHierDWYoS— FierceHealth (@FierceHealth) October 1, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Sad state of medical affairs in the U.S. During this COVID-19 pandemic or maybe because of this pandemic, we have rampant malfeasance on the part of some 100 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In total 345 people were charged in connection for cases responsible for more than $6 billion in losses.
Billions of dollars in false claims were submitted to both private and public insurers, with $4.5 billion connected to telemedicine schemes. Telemedicine has moved to the forefront as the prime means of virtually treating patients to avoid the spread of coronavirus into offices and facilities. Telemedicine can offer high-quality care when it is used lawfully, but can also be easily abused and has become a key focus for the enforcement agencies. Disgusting!…..Carol