The United States Justice Department is backing a whistleblower complaint against a healthcare services provider that allegedly exaggerated patients’ illnesses to inflate reimbursements from the country’s national health insurance program.
A South Florida doctor was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for conspiring to prescribe more than a million doses of addictive opioid-based painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin in exchange for cash.
Seven defendants representing a US ambulance company agreed to settle with the government for US$21 million over allegations that they bribed local government officials to secure their business, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
A record 412 people have been charged with collectively defrauding the US government of US$ 1.3 billion, in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called "the largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history," the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
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