18 Medical Professionals Charged With Medicare Fraud Schemes in Detroit

Eighteen people have been charged for their participation in a chain of separate Medicare fraud schemes in Detroit, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation news release.

The schemes allegedly involved a total of more than $28 million in fraudulent claims for services that were medically unnecessary and/or never provided.

The indictment includes charges against the following:

• A physician and two other individuals who allegedly falsely billed for services at two clinics in Detroit: Quality Recreation and Rehabilitation and Procare Rehabilitation.

• The owner of a medical clinic located in Southfield, Mich., who was charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and identity theft for a scheme allegedly involving $2.9 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare.

• Fourteen individuals allegedly involved in a $14 million scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting fraudulent claims for home healthcare services. The defendants include three physicians, four clinic owners and managers, two clinic employees, one nurse and four physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

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Michigan Internist, Four Others Arrested for $14.5M Fraud Scheme

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