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Fake Doctor Admits Real Medicare Scam

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 13, 2011

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17. The amount that Lynch will be required to repay in restitution is still being determined, DOJ said.

"The threat to the public well being in this case is considerable," Michael B. Ward, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Newark field office, said in a media release. "Without sufficient training and lacking minimal credentials, Patrick Lynch attempted to profit by presenting himself as a licensed medical professional, conducting home healthcare visits with elderly patients, writing prescriptions, and falsely billing Medicare. His actions placed these unsuspecting patients at undeterminable risk."  



John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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