Doctor Found Guilty of $325 Million Health Care Fraud

Doctor Found Guilty of $325 Million Health Care Fraud

January 28, 2020

A federal jury found a Texas rheumatologist guilty for his role in a $325 million health care fraud scheme. According to the evidence presented at trial, he falsely diagnosed a large number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and treated them with toxic, medically unnecessary medications like chemotherapy drugs on the basis of that false diagnosis.

“The abhorrent conduct in this case, which resulted in harm to unsuspecting patients, only serves to deepen the dedication of HHS-OIG agents and our law enforcement partners to pursue, prosecute, and exclude bad actors in the Medicare and Medicaid programs,” said Special Agent in Charge CJ Porter of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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