Three Arrested on Medicare Fraud Totalling Over $90 Million

The owners of a mental-health-care company and an assisted-living facility have been arrested for allegedly Medicare fraud totaling over $90 million, according to the Department of Justice. The three men were arrested Wednesday on charges in federal court.

The Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI,  who conducted the investigation, announced that the charges are conspiracy to commit health-care fraud and conspiracy to pay and receive illegal health-care kickbacks.

According to the indictment, the facility billed Medicare for specialized mental health services when patients were actually watching movies, playing bingo or engaging in other non-mental-health activities. The Medicare Fraud has been ongoing since 2006. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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