Physician Assistant Indicted in Medicare Genetic Testing Scheme

Physician Assistant Indicted in Genetic Testing Scheme

August 5, 2022

Colby Edward Joyner is facing federal charges for his role in a genetic testing scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $10 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. He allegedly signed fraudulent prescriptions for medically unnecessary genetic testing, specifically cancer genomic and pharmacogenetic testing, for hundreds of Medicare beneficiaries. The indictment further alleges that Joyner falsified medical records in connection with these prescriptions to conceal that he was not the treating physician, did not conduct medical evaluations or examinations, and falsely certified that the genetic tests were medically necessary. Read a story from Becker’s Hospital Review and a Department of Justice press release






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