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94 charged in Medicare scams totaling $251M

(AP) -- Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One professional patient was named in nearly 4,000 ...

Jul 17, 2010
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US charges 91 in wave of health fraud cases

US authorities have charged 91 people over some $295 million in alleged fraud schemes related to Medicare, the government-run health program for seniors, the Justice Department said.

Sep 08, 2011
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Feds ignored Medicare scam warnings for years

(AP) -- For three years, the federal agency in charge of preventing Medicare fraud repeatedly ignored internal watchdog warnings about swindlers stealing millions of dollars by scamming several programs, documents show.

Nov 13, 2009
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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

(AP) -- Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations.

Jan 24, 2011
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Senior-citizen volunteers fight Medicare fraud

(AP) -- The first box that arrived at Shirley Shupp's door was filled with braces to help with her arthritis. Then came a motorized scooter, just like the one the 69-year-old already owned. She hadn't asked for any of it ...

Dec 29, 2009
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7 accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud

(AP) -- Years after Jacques Roy started filing paperwork that would have made his practice the busiest Medicare provider in the U.S., authorities say they've found most of his work was a lie.

Feb 29, 2012
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