Medical Fraud In America

We Indians think doctors and paramedics in developed countries like America are perhaps more ethical. Perhaps we are wrong.
This type of practice as reported is also prevalent in India. Let us see when watchdogs in India are learning from them.

Amplify’d from www.reuters.com

U.S. charges 111 in largest Medicare fraud crackdown

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder hold a news conference to announce Medicare Fraud Strike Force law enforcement actions in Washington, February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday charged 111 doctors, nurses and other defendants with Medicare crime schemes that exceeded $225 million in false billings, the largest health care fraud crackdown so far.

A top FBI official, Shawn Henry, said 2,600 health care fraud cases were under investigation and that organized crime groups have been increasingly linked to the alleged schemes.

Sebelius said $4 billion was recovered last year, and the government’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force was recently expanded to nine cities, with the addition of Dallas and Chicago.

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