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Feds Nab 91 Suspects in Medicare Billing Schemes Totaling $295M

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 8, 2011

 In Chicago, four people, including a doctor were charged for their alleged roles in schemes to defraud Medicare of more than $4.4 million.

In Los Angeles, six people, including two doctors, were charged in a scheme to defraud Medicare of more than $10.7 million.

Since its inception in March 2007, Strike Force operations in nine cities have charged more than 1,140 people who collectively have falsely billed the Medicare program for more than $2.9 billion.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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