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A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program’s history, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors in New York and elsewhere charged 73 people. Most of the defendants were captured during raids Wednesday morning in New York City and Los Angeles, but there also were arrests in New Mexico, Georgia and Ohio.
It amazes those of us in medicine when Medicare discovers massive fraud considering they frequently “nickel and dime” honest doctors for less than $100 while overlooking millions in fraudulent enterprises. At least they caught this group and they can’t blame doctors for it.
John Di Saia MD