6 physician fraud cases in February

Here are six physician fraud cases making headlines that Becker's has reported on so far in February: 

  1. California physician John Thropay, MD, was convicted for his role in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of more than $2.8 million. 
  2. Kentucky physician Amr Mohamed, MD, pleaded guilty to a $14 million Medicare fraud scheme in which he accepted kickbacks for medically unnecessary equipment and tests.
  3. Chicago psychiatrist William McMiller, MD, was found guilty of more than $1.2 million in Medicaid fraud for submitting claims to Illinois' Medicaid program for services not provided.
  4. Romel Izquierdo-Malon, MD, a physician in St. Peters, Mo., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements resulting in more than $1.4 million in Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
  5. Mark Rubin, MD, and Carlos Hornedo, MD, pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme involving kickbacks for toxicology tests. 
  6. Kyle Carter, MD, and Robert Scott, DO, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of federal violations connected to a university athletics department billing scheme.

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