5 physicians committing fraud in the last 2 weeks 

Becker's has reported on five physicians committing fraud in the last two weeks:

  1. Francisco Ortiz, former COO of Morgantown, W.Va.-based Wedgewood Physicians, and James Mersing, MD, were charged for allegedly stealing $650,000 from the practice. 
  2. Justin LaMonda, MD, a physician based in Moberly, Mo., pleaded guilty to a $537,322 fraud scheme, admitting he used his father's name to falsely bill Medicare and Medicaid. 
  3. Illinois physician Mona Ghosh, MD, indicted on 13 counts of healthcare fraud by a federal grand jury. 
  4. A jury on March 10 convicted pain physician Frederick Gooding, MD, for a $5 million healthcare fraud scheme. 
  5. Former Pennsylvania physician John Keun Sang Lee, MD, was sentenced in federal court March 7 after being convicted for healthcare fraud.

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