Florida and Georgia Health Care Fraud Law Enforcement Action Results in Charges against 67 Individuals
The Justice Department announced today a significant health care fraud enforcement operation across Florida and Georgia, involving charges against a total of 67 individuals across four federal districts for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The conduct allegedly resulted in more than $160 million in fraudulent billings. Those charged included physicians as well as other medical and business professionals. In addition, in the state of Florida, 16 defendants, including one licensed mental health professionals, have been charged with defrauding the Medicaid program out of over $1.2 million. Florida's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigated these cases.
- Date:September 25, 2019
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions,
- Medicare Fraud Strike Force