Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover and Robert McCune are the latest players to admit to their involvement in the scheme where they were reimbursed for medical equipment they never actually obtained.
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Thousands of Texas patients with long-term diseases like Alzheimer's were falsely told they had just six months to live. Rodney Mesquias and others were convicted last year.
The former players are accused of receiving payouts totaling $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The men charged include Clinton Portis, Robert McCune and John Eubanks.
A journalist interviewing patients about medical tests that supposedly required only a few drops of blood ran into trouble with representatives from Theranos, the company behind the technology.
In South Florida, people with health insurance are the target of "body brokers" who can earn lucrative kickbacks — $500 per week — for referring vulnerable patients to centers that bilk insurers.
Some local and state officials in South Florida are calling for more regulation of addiction recovery residences to help combat insurance scams.
Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.
Privately run Medicare Advantage plans have overcharged the federal government by billions of dollars, yet Medicare hasn't been effective in recouping the excessive payments, an audit found.
New Mexico is using time-motion studies to sue a chain of nursing homes for fraud. State prosecutors say the facilities couldn't possibly have provided the care promised — and billed for.
U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.