busted: top 5 healthcare fraud schemes

Healthcare fraud takes many forms—from performing medically unnecessary treatment that can leave lasting damage, to writing phony prescriptions and submitting expensive claims for them. The resulting price tag is in the tens of billions of dollars each year.

The Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services often work in conjunction with health plans to pursue the largest fraud cases, exposing multi-million dollar schemes. We’ve rounded up details on the top five so far this quarter, totaling nearly $700 million.

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  • A $172 million scheme to con insurance companies into paying for prescription cream
  • A doctor who billed $150 million for unnecessary surgeries performed on almost two dozen victims
  • A healthcare clinic owner who submitted $70 million in claims for unnecessary testing performed on homeless people

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