8 fraud cases in 2 weeks

Here are eight healthcare fraud cases Becker's has reported on since July 20:

  1. A Virginia pain clinic owner will pay $4 million in restitution for billing Medicare and Medicaid for controlled substances that were not medically necessary. 
  2. A physician who owns multiple urgent care centers in the St. Louis area and one of his office managers are facing federal healthcare fraud charges. 
  3. A New Jersey woman accused of posing as a physician and prescribing "dangerous" medications was arrested and charged July 25. 
  4. Another individual was sentenced in connection with an ongoing investigation into a pharmaceutical prescription scheme centered around Wholesale Supply.
  5. David Santana, owner of Conclave Media and Nationwide Health Advocates, was charged in a $44 million telemedicine scheme. 
  6. An Illinois physician agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations he submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. 
  7. A Fort Worth, Texas-based physician's assistant was charged with 11 counts of healthcare fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.
  8. Johanah Napoleon, former president and owner of the Palm Beach School of Nursing in Florida, must serve 21 months in prison and must also pay $3.5 million as part of her sentencing for the role she played in a fraudulent nursing degree scheme.

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