Mississippi Family Practitioner Convicted of Bilking $6.9M From Medicaid, Medicare

Written by Molly Gamble | April 11, 2011 | Print  |

Family practitioner Cassandra Faye Thomas, MD, of Jackson, Miss., has been convicted of organizing a scheme that bilked $6.9 million in fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare claims, according to a Clarion-Ledger report.

Dr. Thomas, the former owner of now-closed Central Mississippi Physical Medicine in Yazoo City and Flora, billed Medicaid and Medicare for in-home therapy sessions from 2002 to 2004 and was paid approximately $6.9 million in reimbursements.

Dr. Thomas hired non-certified individuals to visit the homes of elderly patients and perform therapy in her absence, while Medicaid and Medicare regulations require a physician's presence and mandate only licensed individuals to provide therapy.

Read the Clarion-Ledger report on Dr. Cassandra Thomas.

Read about other physicians involved in fraud:

- 10 Physicians Accused or Convicted of Fraud

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