Officials: Several Arrested In Health Care Fraud Ring Bust

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FBI has arrested at a dozen people in New York in a health care fraud ring.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Story

The suspects, including doctors, allegedly worked with people posing as patients to defraud Medicare of more than $95 million, officials said.

WCBS 880 reporter Irene Cornell says that, according to federal officials, several doctors were working with members of the health care fraud ring, who would pose as patients. They’d submit phony health care claims for nonexistent ailments to Medicare.

According to the indictments, those involved provided services such as massages, facials, lunches and dancing classes to Medicare beneficiaries to get them to allow their Medicare numbers to be billed for medical services that were never provided and not medically necessary.

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Eleven of the defendants were arrested or surrendered on Wednesday and a 12th person is expected to surrender later.

The fraud operated in Brooklyn and Queens.

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  1. FED UP TAXPAYER says:

    ITS ABOUT TIME.!!!!!AND IF THE CITY AND STATE REALLY NEEDS MONEY, THEY SHOULD STOP TAXING THE WORKING PEOPLE AND COME TO BRIGHTON BEACH AND INVESTIGATE THE PHARMACIES. WHAT A WINFALL THAT WOULD BE. FINALLY MAYBE JUSTICE WILL BE DONE.

  2. JP says:

    How about Latino or Indian

  3. Carlos Liriano says:

    they are the one robing us of our money, but then they own the city

  4. Saltine says:

    Would love to see the names, but because they were not normal white or African Americans we will never see all their names.

    Most likely, Russian, Easter European or Hassidic!

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